Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Garden City, KS
Using an extra large HOB on a nano, for increased volume
Okay I'm borrowing this idea from the saltwater side of things, but I'm thinking about using an Aquaclear 70 on my 2.5g. I've been having some problems keeping my 2.5g stable, mostly due to evaporation, and I'm thinking the extra volume might help out. I might also use it like a refugium and grow some floaters in it, but that remains to be seen.
My question is, what would be the best media to put in the aquaclear to impede the flow? Just more filter floss? Or would it be better to add just a bunch of ceramic rings or something, to establish a ginormous bacteria colony? Or should I try to use it the modded way that nano reefers use it, but adapted for freshwater, like growing moss in it instead of macroalgae?
The whole point is to make the tank act like it's a bit bigger than it really is, and try to keep the water conditions more stable than the average 2.5g tends to be. I even thought [very briefly!] about using another 2.5g as a sump.
I just need some suggestions.