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Old 07-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #16
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just ceramic media sitting on the substrate?

I can't imagine all those micro nooks and crannies are any better than rocks without the flow provided by a filter to stream water through the media.

Most expensive substrate ever?
No ceramic in the filter in a media bag in my hob or in a seperate basket for my cannisters.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #17
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No ceramic in the filter in a media bag in my hob or in a seperate basket for my cannisters.

My bad, I thought you literally meant you kept it in your tanks
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #18
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My bad, I thought you literally meant you kept it in your tanks
Haha no worries.. I always keep backup filter media somewhere.. Mts at its finest.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #19
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Another thing you can do is swap the impeller out of your AC 20 and put it on your 50. Actually, the whole motor assembly can just be swapped. Then you get the flow of an AC20 with the capacity of an AC50.
Right on!

Monday I expect the 206 for the big tank at home; Tuesday I'll swap in AC50 into the 10G work tank , and downgrade the motor from, the AC50 to the AC20.

side note: I've installed my second AC20 on my work 10G, to see how the angel handles it. She seems fine, but I run it off the same timer that does the light.

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Also... an Angel in a 10g? :-/

I bought the angel at the local PetCo, for under $5, she was smaller then a dime at the time and white as snow. She spent the first few days hiding. I need/wanted a center piece for the tank. The dwarf puffer was too shy for that roll, and the Draft Albino Cory Cats, where not very exciting during the day time.

The angel is now about the size of a quarter, and orange. She follows me around the tank, and seem to enjoy the attention she gets (no longer hides). When she gets bigger I'll take her home to my 29G tank. (I'm thinking of evicting the current residence - that's another story.

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Old 07-27-2013, 01:39 AM   #20
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The Fluval came early...

Today, I installed the AC50, on to my work 10gal work tank. I switched the impeller from the AC20 into the AC50. The motors are the same for both units only the impeller size is smaller in the AC20.

(I think the AC20, AC30 & AC50 use the same motors, with increasing larger impeller sizes, The AC70 & AC110 use a larger unit, with different sized impellers.)

The water moves slower through the AC50 media than it does the AC20. This might be good thing as my water is calmer. My Angel likes it. There may be a draw back in that the water isn't 'stirred' enough to keep water healthy.

So far so good. I let it run for a while and report back with anything that happens.
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My friend has some sitting at the bottom of his tank.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:05 AM   #22
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Is the dwarf puffer still with the angel??? How is that going?
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Is the dwarf puffer still with the angel??? How is that going?

Fine, in fact in the beginning the paired up for long periods. As the Angel has settled in, she hangs more with on her own. The puffer hunts in the tall stem plant section. The Angel swims everywhere in the tank. When the angle get too big for the 10G she'll be taken home and moved into the big tank. I'm might to have to evict the 29G tetras and platy at that point - to avoid and problems.
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