Cool, if carbon is not optimal I'll drop it, less stuff on the tank is better for me lol. I'd like to keep it simple.
I could get some foam blocks, used Poret (Poret® Foam Shop - SWISSTROPICALS
) stuff before, but that seems like even worse to clean than filter socks hehe.
I should still have about 10 gallon worth of bio balls somewhere in the attic, so can add that, although ceramic media such as MarinePure (MarinePureâ„˘ by CerMediaâ„˘
) may work better perhaps as far as hosting bacteria goes. It is a bit pricey though.
Will be keeping dosers then
The flood lights I was talking about are these link
, nothing fancy but it is decent enough spectrum to grow plants, however I'm sure it won't all that powerful over 180, but it's something till I get to building some led lights.
Will look into that sand, thanks.
And will check out those barbs, look like they are about 3-4" fish?