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Old 10-28-2012, 12:03 AM   #16
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You have your filter on that bad boy yet? That will clear the muck over night as it did in both my 20L and 10
Not yet but will be adding one shortly before I head out for the night.

Anybody have any suggestions as to what type of Eheim would be good for this size tank? I obviously would like to overfilter but not have too much flow where the shrimp cannot swim. It will not be used as an undergravel filter.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:41 AM   #17
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Get a 2213, it has quick connects so you can control the flow rate
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:29 AM   #18
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How about a Fluval 206?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:54 AM   #19
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Looking great bro! Those Ebi-tens are very lucky!

What kind of paint did you use to paint the background?
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:10 AM   #20
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I have a 2215 on mine, but 2213 will be better! My current is a lil on the strong side even with the adjusted quick connects
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:54 PM   #21
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Get a 2213, it has quick connects so you can control the flow rate
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I have a 2215 on mine, but 2213 will be better! My current is a lil on the strong side even with the adjusted quick connects
I decided on the 2213 as well. The specs on this filter seem just right for the 60-P tank. Anybody know the diameter of the intake tube so I can order a screen prefilter?

How about the filter media? You guys use what came with the filter or did you add matrix, purigen bags?

By the way, I generally like to help out the small guys instead of Amazon, Ebay etc. I purchase 90% of my stuff from Kensfish.com and have been doing so since 2005. I don't know how he does it but it even comes out cheaper with shipping than Amazon Prime. Even if Ken's was a few bucks more expensive I'd still buy from him since he just started out as a hobbyist. Luckily, Connecticut is close to his business so with shipping everything is very cheap.

Compare the 2213 price to Amazon. KensFish.com shipping is really cheap...then again, I'm very close.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #22
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Looking great bro! Those Ebi-tens are very lucky!

What kind of paint did you use to paint the background?
Thanks Max. I am waiting until you get some more Grade A Ebitens next month so I can add some diversity. All my current Ebitens came from the one pair that you sold me....what a great deal huh?

The paint is just something that I picked up at Home Depot. I've used it on various other tanks without issue. Some advice for everyone: Even though the paint is dry to the touch, do not start hanging stuff on the back such as filters etc without putting a cloth on the part of the filter that touches the back. The paint may feel dry but you will leave scuff marks and you will have to paint again. I've had this happen on my older tank. The paint needs 24 hours to fully dry according to the can.

I hung a cheap HOB filter to get the water moving so I placed a cloth on the point where there is contact....no scuffing will occur.




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Old 10-28-2012, 01:04 PM   #23
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The tank looks to be clearing up a little bit already after running overnight. Still not as clear as I'd like it to be. I've also had a girl rearrange the wood since she didn't like the original archway that I put together. You can't really see it yet but it looks better than what I did before.

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I just use the media that comes with it add some matrix like you said abd a filter sock of purigen like you mentioned as well. That said I have that in all 6 of my eheim 2213 or 2215
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The 2213 uses 12/16mm tubing. I will agree with you, that the classic series is more suited to planted tanks in general. I have a 2213 and a 2215, they typically run throttled down as their flow rate is rather high for most of my tanks. the ECCO line has a somewhat reduced flow rate and doesn't do quite the job on my 15 - 20 gallon tanks as a 2213 does.
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I just use the media that comes with it add some matrix like you said abd a filter sock of purigen like you mentioned as well. That said I have that in all 6 of my eheim 2213 or 2215
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Close to 24 hours later now. I will be measuring the parameters soon but probably wont post until I have a decent amount of data in order to make a graph in Excel.

I put a guppy in and some christmas moss which was growing on a metal screen. I dipped the moss in hydrogen peroxide to get rid of any scuds that might have been hiding in there (they all came out fairly quickly and died).

The thing in the middle is just a randomly placed heater.

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So what type of proxide water mixture did you use or, just straight?
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #29
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So what type of proxide water mixture did you use or, just straight?
It varies for the type of moss.....I've been able to dunk my christmas moss in 3% hydrogen peroxide (straight from bottle) for 25 seconds without ill effects. I'd use caution though since you might get different results. I keep all my mosses in a tank that has nothing else in it...I pump Co2 to ridiculous levels that would not be able to sustain any life. I get zero algae and my moss grows perfect.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #30
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Lets see a pic of this tank please.
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