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01-03-2015 05:06 PM
Originally Posted by MCHRKiller View Post
Evolve 4...with a Thai Super Red HMPK

That's a sexy nano.
01-03-2015 02:36 PM
AndyS 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.

01-07-2014 05:35 AM
CatFishStryk 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!
01-06-2014 08:48 PM
retrocity 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?
10-11-2013 10:31 PM
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx 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.

10-11-2013 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
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.
10-11-2013 06:55 PM
BradScheve evolve 2 with my betta
10-10-2013 04:43 PM
mosspearl 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.
10-10-2013 04:15 PM
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?
10-08-2013 09:09 PM
Chris.d514 My two week old evolve4

13w fluval light, modified 20g co2, black petco sand, root tabs made by local hobbyist, and ac30 sponge as prefilter for when shrimp move in.
10-08-2013 06:42 AM
mosspearl It's resolved itself, Luminescent. I think it was something with the pump.
10-08-2013 05:17 AM
Luminescent Is the 'tapping' three times in a row usually?

Originally Posted by mosspearl View Post
Thought this would be the place to ask, since this is where all the Evolve people hang out. I set up my Evolve4 in late Feb of this year. Lately, I've noticed a creaking/tapping type noise. Can't pinpoint it exactly... but it sounds like it's coming from the tank. It happens randomly... sometimes several times in a row, sometimes it will be several minutes before I hear it again.

It sits on my desk. Has anyone else heard something similar from their Evolve? I really like this little tank and I don't want anything to happen to it. Likewise, I don't want it to crack and flood my computer.

I have replaced the stock light with a single desk light with a daylight CFL bulb. If I hold my hand beneath it, I do feel some warmth, but it's not excessively so. I've used the CFL for over a month and I just started noticing the noise the past couple days. I'm open to suggestions.
09-24-2013 03:40 PM
Brian041 My Evolve 4. I'm still stocking it and figuring out what other plants I want to use and where, but it's pretty close to being done.

09-22-2013 06:05 PM
mosspearl But your betta looks very happy. Nice scape.
09-22-2013 05:24 PM
CatFishStryk This ended up being a pricy betta
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