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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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33G long filter recommendations and Apex questions

I'm in the process of upgrading from a 10g high tech to a 33G long high tech. I'm going to be using Flora Max black substrate, 2 120w Bridgelux Chinese LED's, Aqua Medic Reefdoser for micros/macros, Apex Jr, Green Leef Aquariums Atomic paintball regulator and Atomic diffuser.

I'm looking for filter recommendations, I'd prefer canister if possible. Anybody got any?

As for the Apex, would it be worth it add a ph probe and have it set up so if the pH rises to high it would shut the Co2 off?
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Filter, probably like a xp2 or a 2215.

If you add the ph probe to the apex, it could not only shut the CO2 off but you could use it as a controller instead.

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33G long filter recommendations and Apex questions

If those 120w LED fixtures are for salt water might be way too strong for freshwater. Are they dimmable?


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Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to go with the 2215.
What do you mean by using the Apex as a Co2 controller?

The lights are dimmable and I can adjust the height of the fixtures. I didn't plan on using the blues.
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You can program it to drop the ph (with the co2) down to a particular level and keep it there.

Just like what this thing does:

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Milwau..._p/milcont.htm

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So i'm looking through my Apex and when I change outlet that has my Co2 on it to pH control, there's a high and low value. I would like to keep my pH around 7.0. What would I put in there for a high and low value? There's also a box for on when high or low, which one should I select.
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I think you want to keep the low level to whatever 30pmm of co2 equates to. Not sure though. I've never used a ph controller.

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