|01-03-2015 06:06 PM|
|01-03-2015 03:36 PM|
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 06:35 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 09:48 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 11:31 PM|
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 10:24 PM|
|10-11-2013 07:55 PM|
|BradScheve||evolve 2 with my betta|
|10-10-2013 05:43 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 05:15 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 10:09 PM|
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 07:42 AM|
|mosspearl||It's resolved itself, Luminescent. I think it was something with the pump.|
|10-08-2013 06:17 AM|
Is the 'tapping' three times in a row usually?
|09-24-2013 04:40 PM|
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 07:05 PM|
|mosspearl||But your betta looks very happy. Nice scape.|
|09-22-2013 06:24 PM|
|CatFishStryk||This ended up being a pricy betta|
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