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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 04:21 PM
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Pick up that filter from your friend so that I can verify it'll fit!

Looks like a good start, but a bit too many plant varieties in there, but we'll have to wait and see what grows in there for you.

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post #17 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 05:23 AM
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I was thinking about making a diy mini canister filter.

You can take a rio 50 (size of a quarter) and submerge it into the tank. Then pipe the tubing out into a sealed bottle or container of some sort with in and out barbs. Fill the container with filter floss and you are done. I'm looking for a container that isn't so ugly looking.
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let me know how that works out Marc. I did not get the nano filter yet bigals was out of stock, they shipped everything but the filter. I did take another picture, let me know what you guys think.
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Love the update man . Hey, you still have the "OceanFree" sticker
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Love the update man . Hey, you still have the "OceanFree" sticker
Thanks, I should get that sticker off.
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let me know how that works out Marc. I did not get the nano filter yet bigals was out of stock, they shipped everything but the filter. I did take another picture, let me know what you guys think.
I found this on APC and it was exactly what i had in mind.

http://www.petfrd.com/forum/articles...rtid=87&page=1
http://forum.o-fish.com/viewtopic.ph...0196154f78780a
http://www.aqugrass.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9668
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cool Marc, let me know how that works out when you try it. I have a red sea nano filter on it now.

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i hear you figgy but I am also trying to see what will grow in the tank.

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Gotcha--I do the same!


The filter Marc just posted looks like what you'd get if you followed Goldfishcrazy's homemade directions. As slick as it is, I still wouldn't bother with a filter on such a small tank--just too visually obtrusive to my eye...and you definitely don't need a filter to cycle a tank--if something poops or rots, chemistry happens!

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What type of aquasoil did you get? I like the look, and thinking about it myself. How does it compare to ecocomplete? I'm thinking about mimicking your tank style..hehe, hope you dont mind
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its the regular aquasoil amazonia from aqua forest. Its like 16 for a bag that will do about 4 ocean free tanks. Are you a member of SFBAAPS?
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IMO, no nano tanks should have filters. They are too big for such a small tank,and make it look ugly.
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just too visually obtrusive to my eye...and you definitely don't need a filter to cycle a tank--if something poops or rots, chemistry happens!
I agree completely.

Just as a data point, I've had a 2.5 gallon tank for a year with no filter, no heater, no water pump. Just good lighting, good substrate, and good plant growth. It's doing great. Very healthy tank.
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It has filled very nicely!
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certainely has grown ..
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can't take credit for any of the moss, in the front. I planted it like that. The weeping moss and juncus did grow a lot though. I am going to put pressurized co2 on this thing, haha. How crazy is that. I got an ada mini regulator. I will post pictures when I have it available.

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