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|03-20-2017 12:01 AM|
Thought I'd share how I set up my pump compartment. The heater (1) is a shorty, so it fits above the raised pump. Speaking of the pump (2), I cut about an inch and a half off the pump return hose to raise it up so I could fit the ceramic disk CO2 diffuser (3) under it.
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|03-14-2017 01:54 AM|
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|03-13-2017 11:29 PM|
|josecatala||Has anyone tried putting the heater in the intake side of the filter? I have a Neo-Therm 50W that fits in both sides, but I'm more afraid of it melting the output hose. I will be removing the sponge filters that come with it and replace it with Bio rings, and Eheim Substrat pro and filter floss for my mechanical media.|
|03-09-2017 09:21 PM|
My mods are:
|03-03-2017 08:45 PM|
|03-03-2017 07:09 PM|
I find something similar at Home Depot for about the same price.
Darice #5 craft canvas
The price on amazon is ridiculous. It's $2 at JoAnn craft store, prolly the same or less at Michaels craft store. I made two filter trays with 1 sheet(for two aquariums) and still had left over. There's craft stores everywhere and other brands as well. The sizes are a standard, I believe it's how many squares per inch. The higher the # size the smaller the squares because more squares per inch. Standard cross stitch size is #7 or #8. Even the standard size will work, just requires the smallest size cable ties.
Maybe I should start selling these lol.
In-tank's filter mod is nice, clear acrylic is very nice, but in my sump collecting biofilm? I do like the idea that since is using sheets of acrylic that it will essentially block that bottom sump entry hole. That hole has saved my pump tho, when I went on vacation for a week and the water evaporation lowered the water below the top overflow.
|03-03-2017 02:24 PM|
Originally Posted by sharkbunnie View Post
Cut holes in the pipe on the Spec III, definitely helped with the flow. Inkbird controller is on its way here from Amazon... excited!
|03-03-2017 01:28 PM|
http://spec-tanks.com/fluval-spec-fl...-modification/ It has the added benefit of reducing flow a bit, which my betta has not complained about. Hope this helps
By the way, I used to live in Asheville and now live just down the road in Hendersonville, on some former Featherstone family land. Featherstone creek runs through my property.
|03-03-2017 06:51 AM|
Originally Posted by Cheree Carter View Post
You have to find a local arts and craft store, canvas is dirt cheap. Same canvas online is ridiculously priced.
|03-03-2017 05:38 AM|
I picked up one of the Inkbird controllers for like $15 on sale a little while back. I was given one of those heat mats with my Spec V, and rather than trying to find a better heater that would fit the pump chamber, I spent the money on a temperature controller.
Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NB8LQA8
Basically, you set the minimum and maximum temp, and it will turn power on and off to keep the temp correct. If you have issues with needing to cool the temp due to ambient temp, they have more expensive controllers that have a second power plug to control a cooling fan.
|03-02-2017 09:55 PM|
|Featherstone||Anyone have overheating issues with a heater in the pump chamber? I have a "Aqueon Submersible Aquarium Heater, 10W" and it kept heating the tank up to 80*F + .... turned it off for now, but trying to figure out how to heat this thing for my betta.|
|03-02-2017 09:55 PM|
|York1||InTank makes a basket for the Spec. Its not cheap but if you are lazy like me it is easier than diy|
|03-02-2017 09:44 PM|
|Featherstone||FishRFriendz, I'm also curious how you did the basket. Could you do a tutorial? Or explain how you stitched it together?|
|03-02-2017 05:09 AM|
|Cheree Carter||Great mod! Exactly what I want to do. What is the plastic material you used to make the basket and where did you get it?|
|01-15-2017 10:29 PM|
Haven't had the need for purigen. Will consider it if the need arises.
Unfortunately I made the change on the new tank during the cycling, I've lost about 2-3 days of bacterial growth progress that was in that big middle chunk of foam
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