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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2007, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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29 Gal Iwagumi Upgrade, looking for opinions!

I'm giving my 29 Gallon a nice upgrade soon, probably within the next 2
months or so, and this is the gear I'm going to order. Input and opinions
would be great, as I don't want to make any mistakes. I have been
researching to an almost extreme amount for the last 3 months and I finally
think I'm ready. Everything from lighting, filtration, CO2, to EI Fert dosing,
I've researched it all. I can't wait, and I sure hope it all turns out well!
I'm aiming for an Iwagumi scape...

Light
30" 2x65w Coralife
Old: 20 watt standard

Filtration

Rena Filstar XP2
Old: Penguin 200 HOB BIO Wheel

CO2
20 oz. CO2 Paint Ball Tank
Red Sea PB Regulator and Needle Valve
Rhinox 2000
Red Sea Bubble Counter Check Valve
CO2 Tubing
Old: none

Substrate

Amazonia Aqua Soil 12 Liters 2 bags
Power Sand Special S 2 Liter Bag
Old: 60% fluorite, 40% gravel

Misc.
Seiryu Rocks
Aquatic Forceps 10''
EI Combo Pack (all ferts)
150 Watt Heater
Light timers
Old: 150 Watt Heater, none
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Watch out for diatoms and are you going mix the flourite and ada soil?
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not mixing the ASA and the fluorite

What would I get diatoms from, and how can I prevent them/get rid of them?
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You get diatoms from tap water... You need a RO unit for prevent that from happening. Or you could get a diatom filter like vortex theirs more but I can't thing of one right now.
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My tap water is good, I've used it for many tanks before with no prob
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Your list looks just about right, I see nothing wrong with it.

Will you be buying any fertilizer?

Also, take a look at some of the substrate forum's topics on AS+PS, they might sway your choice of buying the Powersand.
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