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11-30-2012 01:58 AM
jester56 I split my initial shipment between Aquatic Scapes/Freshwateraquarium plants.com and Extraplant.us. Everything else I have gotten from Extraplant. Both places have good product and service. I just like the way Stephan has his stock shipped direct from Florida. The plants are inspected byt the FL Dept of Agriculture (I think the DA). And he's usually got a great deal of stock. I hope this isn't too much commercial for the rules...
11-29-2012 10:53 PM
ronaldvalente jester56 - Where did you get all your plants? LFS?
11-29-2012 10:50 PM
jester56 Thanks, Guys! Don't know if it would be as nice had it not been for the great advice I've gotten here!
11-29-2012 03:32 PM
ronaldvalente Ugh what a tough call right now. Either 2x 425 Koralia Nanos or 2x Tunze NanoStreams. Does anyone have pics of a Tunze in their tank?
11-29-2012 03:03 PM
secuono I have a Marineland Maxi-Jet 1200 pump, love it to bits. But it'd be over kill in a 50g, was over kill in my 75g. Would be fine for my 110g, but the fish in there wouldn't be happy with me.
Pump really shreds up plants that go in there, though...
11-29-2012 02:41 PM
ronaldvalente Beautiful tank! +1
11-29-2012 02:40 PM
driftwoodhunter Those are nice shots! I totally missed it dead center - that's one of the nice things about it. Beautiful tank!
11-29-2012 02:39 PM
ronaldvalente Very nice! Thanks!
11-29-2012 02:38 PM
jester56 Ok, Ronald. Here's the pics of my tank with the new 425. Small, easy to place and the fish love it!



Close up...



Wide... (right in the center, you can hardly see it...)

The circulation it gives is great. Not too much and not too little...
11-27-2012 04:20 PM
ronaldvalente Still trying to decide between the Koralia 425 and the Tunze NanoStream 6015. About the same flow rate.
11-27-2012 03:29 PM
driftwoodhunter I guess you mean me, since I don't see any other pics except for the close-up? lol. My tank is so bare of plants still, I'm not comfortable showing full tank shots yet ; )

I never heard of the Koralias until I started following sewingalot's thread on Hamburg Mattenfilters (I had never heard of them, before, either). The 425 size was recommended to me for my tank because the rate of flow needs to be just so (and low) for the Poret foam to do it's thing. Now I am so addicted to the 425 that I ordered 5 more on Black Friday to use in other tanks. I think they are great...often the smaller fish - the Harlequins, Black Neons - will hover inches from one pump and swim facing the flow. On the other end, the Buenos Aires tetras will do the same. They seem to enjoy the flow and it's not too strong for them.
11-27-2012 03:18 PM
jart Nice tank and fish!
That seems to be a good amount of current.
11-27-2012 02:56 PM
driftwoodhunter You're welcome! What's nice is that I can drop flake food in front of the Koralia in the Mattenfilter and watch it (if it doesn't get eaten first!) travel the full length of the front glass, around the corner towards the opposite Koralia, then get pushed by the second Koralia back towards the Mattenfilter (by then it's eaten). So I know I have the circular current I wanted & it works...and they are totally silent, too.
11-27-2012 10:52 AM
ronaldvalente Very nice! Thanks for uploading the pictures!
I will def. be replacing my 1600GPH with two of these.

It will be much cleaner looking than this:
11-27-2012 05:21 AM
driftwoodhunter a full shot of the tank = 6 feet long. One Koralia is in the upper right rear corner, one is in the mid front left side (hidden by a Hamburg Mattenfilter).

http://s1352.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=2

The right corner;

http://s1352.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=3

the left one in the Mattenfilter, can't see it because it's behind the java fern.

http://s1352.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=1

and a bad, shaky video of the whole thing, you can see the plants (vals on the right, java fern on the left) move, but the fish aren't fazed at all.

http://s1352.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=4
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