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Old 08-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #136
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It's honestly not that bulky, at least in my opinion. It'd barely be noticeable in a larger tank. I definitely want one for my next build...probably a 60-P/F. It works very nicely. Only problem is that my glosso hasn't covered my foreground enough yet and the Vuppa makes a little clearing in the front left corner. Not enough to uproot, but moves about 1/8" of substrate...and I can't turn down or redirect the flow.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #137
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Nice vuppa. My first time seeing it. Going to research it right now. Seems like a cool nano filter to have.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #138
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It's essentially just that. However, you really don't want to use it as a mechanical filter. The chamber is pretty large and you fill it with bio cube. It's a power head at the bottom of a column that doubles as bio filtration and a surface skimmer. Darn sexy too.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #139
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It's been six days! What's changed?!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:36 PM   #140
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So you run the Vuppa in conjunction with a Canister filter? Or did the Vuppa replace it?

Nice setup btw, I hope they make the AQUASKY for larger tanks soon.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:35 PM   #141
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Moved the Vuppa to my 20L. It's a bit too much flow for the mini right now. Works like a charm on my 20, though.


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Some algae on my foreground soil that pearls, a bit of plant growth and a lot of algae. I'll be going back to 2-3x weekly water changes until that issue gets fixed.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #142
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Nice tank! I really like the aquasky and would love to do one for my tank, but it's not the right size. Do the legs/brackets come off so a suspension setup could be rigged?
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #143
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The Aquasky light is separate from the mounting brackets, so you could suspend it off something else, yes. The 30cm and 36cm versions are the same light, with different sized mounting.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #144
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Thanks Frank... that's good to know! Do you think the light would adequately light a 50cm wide aquarium?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #145
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I think he mentioned using 2 for a 60P (60cm), so I you could probably do that.

Personal shoutout: Frank's riccia is the best around...even better than buying from a professional retailer. It got fine here from Texas to North Carolina during the summer via USPS Priority shipping, so it's pretty resilient stuff. I see why the dog ate it now.

Also, another side note: If you don't feel like buying Riccia Line (or run out like I did and need a quick solution), you can go to the fishing section of store with a sports/outdoors/whatever section and pick up some 4lb test green fishing line. I got 220 yards of the stuff for like $5. Same waterproof tying line, just different color. Granted, you won't be seeing the line anyway if your tank is growing well.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:04 AM   #146
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Did I miss something, or did you lose some Glosso plant mass?
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:12 AM   #147
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Did I miss something, or did you lose some Glosso plant mass?
Remember when you mentioned you were going to redo your Mini S and I said I was going to redo mine too?
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:43 AM   #148
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Remember when you mentioned you were going to redo your Mini S and I said I was going to redo mine too?
Oh, right. I've been crazy busy setting up my site, working on my trees etc., not to make excuses. But I my defense, this is a Mini M, not an S!

Why don't you add more though? Can't get it locally, or don't want to have to pay to have it shipped?
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:34 AM   #149
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Both. I'm just waiting for it to grow in right now...it's spreading fine.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:21 AM   #150
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Tank is whacky out of balance right now. Starting tomorrow I'll probably just be dosing lightly since there's quite a bit of algae....No BBA, though.
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