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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Yes this tank will permanently be in a corner. ...

Yes this tank will permanently be in a corner. After this tank gets filled and going I won't have a chance to paint the short end side so I was just asking if a tank set in a corner looked better...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Background painting advice

When you place a tank in the very corner of a light painted room and the back is def going to be painted black, would you paint the other side (end) that's going to be against the wall, or does it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What's the difference b/t the different color Poret filter foams?

What's the difference between the blue, black, green and red Poret foams? I'm ordering 2" sheets as they suggest for canister filters and noticed that while the 10 ppi is only offered in blue, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Need substrate suggestion please

Looking for your best name brand suggestion for a black substrate that's good for bottom dwellers and plant rooting. Ideally it should be just a little bigger in size than play sand which I've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Substrate question

Doing a planted 125 and now that I can't find any cheap way to get some Aqua Soil to me I'm gonna have to go with plan B for my substrate. So now I'm planning on doing a mixture of Fluorite and...
Forum: Substrate 06-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Glad I got your recommendation before I spent all...

Glad I got your recommendation before I spent all that dough. Read other recommendations that the Eco for Planted was good so I didn't look any deeper than that. Makes sense they're discontinuing...
Forum: Substrate 06-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Eco-Complete for Planted Aquariums black sand being fazed out...

Setting up my first aquarium here and being a 125 gal I'm asking lots of advice before I commit all this $ to it. Been researching substrates and I've settled on possibly doing a bottom layer of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What ppi Poret foam to use?

Planning out this canister filter and the bottom trays gonna be three grades of foam filter. Top later in the trap will be some floss while the first two will be grades of Poret foam. In the 1"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks Planted. Although there's a handle in the...

Thanks Planted. Although there's a handle in the middle that would limit a small percentage of the media height to 1.75" most of the basket would allow for media up to 2.25", although it would be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By bradleyheathhays
1.5" MarinePure substrate in a Eheim cannister filter

So after much consideration comparing opinions on the 1.5" MarinePure and BioHome Ultimate substrates I've decided to go with the MarinePure to filter my new 125 gal planted. I'll be using two Eheim...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Anyone familiar with Biohome Ultra filter media?

Any opinion on the Biohome Ultra filter media? By this guy's description on youtube it supports a good balance of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria so that it's really efficient at processing not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By bradleyheathhays
CaribSea Flora Max vs. Eco-Complete

What's the difference between these two? Both of these are made by CaribSea and are called 'Planted Aquarium Substrate.'

Their description for Eco-Complete is considerably longer vs. Flora Max.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks everyone for all the advice. No doubt...

Thanks everyone for all the advice. No doubt that at least some sort of thermostatically controlled cut off is a must. After reading some complaints that the Finnex and (I forger which other)...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks for the help Rich. Honestly I was just...

Thanks for the help Rich. Honestly I was just assuming that a pump was needed to oxygenate. I agree though, the bubbles are def distracting.
Forum: Substrate 05-27-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Is Flourite what I'm looking for?

Setting up a 125 (first tank ever) and I'm just sort of winging it here buying equipment and materials before I know what the exact end tank is gonna look like. So I'm trying to put everything...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Also I've been told if I go with one of these...

Also I've been told if I go with one of these Hydor inlines I'll want to use a digital temp controller to guard against overheating. The ReefKeeper Lite Basic setup has been suggested for around...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What type/size/brand air pump for my 125?

Setting up a 125 (first tank) and I'm buying the last of the equipment. What's the largest capacity air pump I might need? I'm not sure what all uses I would put it to, but I'd like it to be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Stay away from inline heaters b/c of failure rates?

I'm setting up a 125 using 2 eheim canisters and just now as I was researching inline heaters I came across advice to avoid them b/c their failure rates are higher than other types. Is this true? ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Min distance tank from wall?

Setting up this 125 (first tank) and I'm having to work some construction magic due to a house vent being right behind the stand. To keep the hi and cold temps away from the tank I'm building a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Need good online supplier for large drift wood

I'm setting up a 125 (first tank) as a mixed Tetra community tank and I'm looking for large driftwood at the best price I can find it...and I'm assuming that's gonna be online (even with the shipping...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Alternative filter media

About to set up a 125 as a species tank of Rummy Nose Tetra (first tank) and I have these two Eheim Pro 3E 700 canister filters to work with. Is there some kind of cheaper alternative filter media...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By bradleyheathhays
It's getting hot in here!

New here and setting up my first tank. The ambient room temp where this tank will be set up is generally between 78-80 with brief periods up to 83, but never more than that. In picking out fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Need some controller and cover advice please

I'm setting up this 125 gal FW (first tank ever) and I'm bouncing around the idea of an Apex Jr. controller and what all equipment I want to put together with it. This is what I'm envisioning... A...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks for the advice and sorry I haven't been...

Thanks for the advice and sorry I haven't been able to get back here for a while.

I'm a novice and I know I'm doing this backwards, setting up the lights before I know more about what I want...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Lights!

I'm brand new and about to set up my first aquarium, and need help choosing what type of lighting / hood system to invest in. I've read a general overview of the different types of lights (LED, etc)...
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