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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2016, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by raidendex View Post
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 (MarinePure™ by CerMedia™) 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?
Simple is better in my opinion!

Swisstropics works well. It is personal preference on which is easier. To me, setting up foam blocks is easier. Pulling it out and hosing it off is pretty simple to me. I've only tried filter socks once and failed haha.

Pumice can be bought online and is a good media choice. There is a thread here comparing it to seachem matrix and it shows good results.

I'm not sure on those lights. Plain old 13w CFLs work well though.

The barbs will get to be around 4". I'm sure my largest was around 4-5".

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