Any suggestions on substrate. Can you suggest a cheaper solution than just buying 6 bags of flourite, or a billion bags of eco complete. Also, why does eco complete take so many more bags to get the desired depth than flourite when theres more poundage in a bag? Is it just finer or more dense?
Okay, also I was looking at filters and have narrowed it down to a few choices. I was going to go either with a filstrar xp4 (my tickets sold ;-)) or an 2 XP2's. I thought the dual inlets and outlets of the dual XP2's might be a better option. Also, I want to do an inline heater but will need two to get my desired wattage. I guess I could always hook two heaters up in the same line. Please let me know what you think.
Lastly, what test kits should I buy. I heard the iron kits and co2 kits are useless because they are inaccurate. From what I can tell I need PH, GH/KH, Phosphate, ammonia, chlorine and chloramine(for my tap water, which I plan on using amquel for), and nitrates and nitrites. Any others you can think of, and any brands to stay away from?
I have the money now its just a matter of researching until my eyes bleed