|Today 02:01 AM|
I wanted to ask the many 12 gallon long members, what you use for lighting ('medium' lighting range) and low profile as a computer monitor will be a few inches above the tank and lights (not attached to it but on a stand/shelf/rack)?
And do you use extra power heads to circulate water better? If so which ones?
I'm planning a tank out which will be hooked up to a eheim 2211, lines will be split between it and a 7 gallon cube. No sure if it will get enough flow on that alone.
Look forward to join the club 'officially' once I get the tank in ^^ So many lovely tanks here!
|Yesterday 10:11 PM|
DSM HC with new light stands.
|03-13-2014 11:47 PM|
|03-13-2014 07:20 PM|
|VadimShevchuk||I'm about to order a 12 gallon long. i am just wondering what is everyone using for a stand? I don't want to build one really and my desk won't support the weight. Thank you|
|03-13-2014 07:03 PM|
|DGarone||Thanks! I've always wondered about what reducing flow does to your filter. From what I've read, it seems okay to restrict the outflow and not the inflow. I'm hoping that if I do that and use a poppy pipe, I'll be okay. For science!|
|03-13-2014 06:34 AM|
|03-12-2014 11:58 PM|
Interesting. The reason I ask is because I already have the filter. I'm essentially asking if it would work. It has the ability to stifle outflow. And, I'm interested in glass and/or stainless pipes. I figured I might get a pipe that spreads outflow over a wider area and reduces velocity.
I have one of those Zoomeds- I've seen how you have/had two set up on yours. Kind of like that, but would prefer one filter if possible.
I hadn't even considered the proportions of the pipe. I'm not suuuuper worried about that. But maybe I would be once I had a big ol' pipe in there. Who knows?
|03-12-2014 11:41 PM|
Most lily pipe sets are pretty big in size so you'll have to cut it or something to look proportional. My set I got was designed for nano tanks and fits the Zoomed's piping perfectly so on the tank, it looks really proportional. That way the tank doesn't appear small with the oversized pipes.
|03-12-2014 09:45 PM|
Hey guys. I have a 12 gallon filtration question. I have a Penn Plax Cascade 700 filter that I'm thinking of using on the tank. Is this way overkill?
It's rate at 185 gph for up to 65 gallon tanks. Sounds pretty intense to me. From my experience with it, I think it really does come out of the jet output and the spraybar output extremely hard/fast.
If it is too much, would a certain pipe set help? I want some glass pipes, so would a poppy output make it better? My understanding is that it softens the output and spreads it out more. Less intense and wider coverage.
|03-11-2014 06:54 AM|
|03-08-2014 05:36 PM|
Is there a difference in the wattage of the various power heads?
|03-08-2014 05:32 PM|
one or two eheim 2213?
I love everyones tanks! Beautiful!
I currently am waiting to order my 12L. I have been wanting to get one of these for a couple years now. Ughh. Ever since i had to take down my 46G bow front to make room for our new daughter. I have a nice 36" light from the 46G which will work great. It'll be a while though, since i have to finish my addition first.
I have a 2213 in waiting, but have considered using a second 2213 as many have said that one is not enough given the length of the tank and lots of plant growth.
Is the 2211 plenty of flow? Without lots of plants, maybe?? Just wondering...
|03-07-2014 06:13 PM|
I put a 2213 impeller in the 2211 and it's plenty powerful.
Are you using 2 inflows?
|03-07-2014 06:00 PM|
Latest pic of my 12l. I'm finally an official member of the group!
|03-07-2014 05:26 PM|
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