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Old 03-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #16
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That's a good idea. How much is that gonna slow down the flow?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #17
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My Evolve 8...
I planted it on Friday, just letting it run right now, and will be adding fish down the line, trying to cycle it without fishies.

Just DHG for now in it, may leave it that way, but we will have to see.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #18
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That's a good idea. How much is that gonna slow down the flow?
I am not sure right now :-\

The added feature is adjusting the flow can be done without pulling the whole pump. So with the valve wide open, I would think the flow is only reduced a hair because of the diameter change.

All I know is I was told the flow is too high even at it's lowest setting for a Betta. The overall tubing diameter is a little smaller, so that should slow down the flow a little, and currently I have the valve 1/4 closed.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #19
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Here's mine -
Evolve 8 with assorted crypts some stargrrass and some anubias with red cherry shrimp

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Old 03-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #20
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Tank is still cycling. And these pics are from my cell phone, sorry for the quality.

Betta: Half-Moon Doubletail Male, his name is Blue Phoenix.
Rock: Zebra Stripe
Plants: On the left, Amazon Sword. On the right, Asian Water Fern
Light: Finnex Fugeray-R
Other: CoralLife Digital Thermometer, Aqueon 50w heater, modified Evolve pump



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Old 03-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #21
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Here's mine -
Evolve 8 with assorted crypts some stargrrass and some anubias with red cherry shrimp

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I love the wild look of this!

And I see you ditched the little LEDs in favor of the desk lamp - I assume for the plants.

Do you get much evaporation?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #22
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I think these threads should be stickied...
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #23
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #24
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I like it, leavittweaver... I have black sand in mine, but the white sand really brightens it up. It makes a big difference.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #25
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This is a re-scape of Lucky's tank.


He now has a buddy next door - Ivan the Terrible. (Yes, there is a backstory there.)


I had to put a sheet of blue plastic between them to keep them from stressing out and flaring at each other all the time.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #26
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I just got mine! I can't wait to join the group once I get it cycled and 'scaped! Planning on a little RCS breeding community
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:43 AM   #27
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Thought this would be the place to ask, since this is where all the Evolve people hang out. I set up my Evolve4 in late Feb of this year. Lately, I've noticed a creaking/tapping type noise. Can't pinpoint it exactly... but it sounds like it's coming from the tank. It happens randomly... sometimes several times in a row, sometimes it will be several minutes before I hear it again.

It sits on my desk. Has anyone else heard something similar from their Evolve? I really like this little tank and I don't want anything to happen to it. Likewise, I don't want it to crack and flood my computer.

I have replaced the stock light with a single desk light with a daylight CFL bulb. If I hold my hand beneath it, I do feel some warmth, but it's not excessively so. I've used the CFL for over a month and I just started noticing the noise the past couple days. I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:51 AM   #28
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Thought this would be the place to ask, since this is where all the Evolve people hang out. I set up my Evolve4 in late Feb of this year. Lately, I've noticed a creaking/tapping type noise. Can't pinpoint it exactly... but it sounds like it's coming from the tank. It happens randomly... sometimes several times in a row, sometimes it will be several minutes before I hear it again.

It sits on my desk. Has anyone else heard something similar from their Evolve? I really like this little tank and I don't want anything to happen to it. Likewise, I don't want it to crack and flood my computer.

I have replaced the stock light with a single desk light with a daylight CFL bulb. If I hold my hand beneath it, I do feel some warmth, but it's not excessively so. I've used the CFL for over a month and I just started noticing the noise the past couple days. I'm open to suggestions.
I've not heard any noise from mine.

I assume if you're using gravel substrate, you've checked to see if your fish are digging through it....
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #29
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No fish in it, just snails so far. My substrate is sand, Sharpchick. Good to hear yours isn't making noise.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:28 AM   #30
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Thought this would be the place to ask, since this is where all the Evolve people hang out. I set up my Evolve4 in late Feb of this year. Lately, I've noticed a creaking/tapping type noise. Can't pinpoint it exactly... but it sounds like it's coming from the tank. It happens randomly... sometimes several times in a row, sometimes it will be several minutes before I hear it again.

It sits on my desk. Has anyone else heard something similar from their Evolve?
Yup. Same thing happened with my Evolve2. Cracking/Tapping describes the sound perfectly. I was looking for leaks when I first heard it. When I couldn't find a leak I thought something was wrong with my heater. After doing some unplugging and listening I figured out that it was the pump. I took out the pump, saw nothing wrong with it, cleaned it, put it back in and it hasn't done it since. Weird.
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