Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: United States Oregon,
Are you trying to make a tank like this?
165 Show tank 60" Wide 30" deep Planted with large plants and huge fish load. You can go to my profile and see how it started. Sump is dark.
First picture is my tanks as described above. Fish are Huge with Electric Blue Acara being 6" for scale. A fleet of 11 Gara, 1 Siamese algae eater and several large Pleco (which control the trumpet snails) keep it clean.
Second picture is showing back of tanks with my planted overflows full of snails, ammano shrimp and plants.
Third picture is my sump with water flowing directly down through two filters, then Balls into 5" of water containing heater
Then to the left through a pile of filter bags and bio media with COR 20 Pump with CO2 injector at inlet, Automatic top off system, cooling fans, lights on planted areas, CO2, etc all controlled by Apex.
Many thanks to the Guru's on this forum for ideas. Very few do large planted tanks with large fish so a lot of this has been trial and error. This setup is working.. Only algae is issue is Staghorn due to too much light in the overflows. When I remove the Anacharus every 2 weeks I soak the good pieces in hydrogen peroxide (3%) 4ml per 5 gal for 30 min in a stainless pan, Rince and return to overflows,while I change the water in the main tank. This controls it without killing the biofilm that the large snails and large 3" amano shrimp live on.
Last edited by allexx46; 04-24-2020 at 10:29 PM.
Reason: adding needed information