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post #76 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 06:42 AM
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It's resolved itself, Luminescent. I think it was something with the pump.

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post #77 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 09:09 PM
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post #78 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-10-2013, 04:15 PM
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Question a question about lighting

Sorry to tangent slightly in here...
But does the light that comes with the Evolve 4 really support freshwater plant growth? If so would it be considered low or medium light?
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I wasn't happy with the amount of light with my Evolve4... I wanted a heavily planted tank. I went with a daylight CFL in a desk lamp over the tank. Later, when I got an Evolve8 and changed my 4 over to a shrimp tank, it contained mostly mosses, so I used the light from the 8 on it. It does fine with the moss. I assume the light that came with the 4 would also do fine for moss. I do like the whiteness of the LEDs, but it just didn't seem enough for the plants I initially put in.

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post #80 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-11-2013, 06:55 PM
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post #81 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-11-2013, 09:24 PM
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Sorry to tangent slightly in here...
But does the light that comes with the Evolve 4 really support freshwater plant growth? If so would it be considered low or medium light?
I would say low light. I have C. undulata, Nana petite and a moss ball in mine and none are showing lots of algae growth. Then again I do dose excel and root tabs/liquid ferts. I wouldn't expect it to grow baby tears and the like at all. Many have upgraded the light.

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Here's the newest pictures of my tank!!! I'm almost done planting this tank just waiting for a shipment of Lilaeopsis sp. to replace the dwarf hairgrass, then the only thing left is to get a co2 injection system.








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post #83 of 86 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 08:48 PM
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Is anybody using additional filtration on their Evolves? I am about to start setting up an 8, and saw the Zoomed 501 Nano is only $28 at my local Petco. I thought it may be a good idea. Any thoughts?
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post #84 of 86 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 05:35 AM
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The filter is really strong; I kept the original filter, packed it in foam, baffled the outflow with some thin filter foam and a rubber band, dumped a bunch of biomax throughout the sump, and cut to fit some coarse foam to put between the filter side of the sump and the pump side. I don't even use carbon in mine. My betta and shrimpies are doing just splendid!
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post #85 of 86 (permalink) Old 01-03-2015, 02:36 PM
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Digging up an old thread for some advice. My Evolve4's pump has gotten pretty loud, and although I'm going to try to clean it and see if that improves things, I'm wondering if anybody has found a good replacement? I've actually even seen some internal filters that might fit inside the pump area that might work.

Currently I have the pad area filled with filter floss and bio materials with a piece of acrylic cut to fit the pad slot to direct the flow down from the overflow through the filter floss and through the floss, then back up through the bio area, then over into the pump space.

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Evolve 4...with a Thai Super Red HMPK

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