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  1. Equipment
    So I want to get a filter for a new project 120x45x45cm ultra clear (app 219L planted tank). It will be on the living room so it should be as silent as possible and hassle free (lower chances of leaking). Due to space limitations I am sticking to a one filter setup only. I really like crystal...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi my name is Cas and I'm new here, a couple of days ago I found out that one of my female berried cherry shrimp is pregnant. This is my first time experiencing this so I have a few questions. 1. I have a heavily planted tank (the one seen in my profile), with five guppies (who are very curious...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    Hey Everyone - I'm upgrading my 5.5gal guppy tank to a 50gal low light planted tank. I've been reading and re-reading the stickies and posts. This is an incredible source of information :smile2: Here is what I've figured out and what questions I still have. I'd love to get your input...
  4. DIY
    I modified an Odyssea CFS500 canister filter but decided that there was not enough flow for my 70 gallon planted tank so added a Supreme Air Fractionating Water pump model 9.5 B downstream from the canister filter to the inline plumbing beneath the tank. My hope is to use the air fractionating...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, this is my first post and first fish tank, so I hope its in the right place and everything. Iv had my tank for a couple months now and I've added a couple fish. Everything was going well in the first couple of weeks I had 4 Neon Tetras cycling the tank, with ammonia around 0ppm. I got a bit...
  6. DIY
    Hi All, I am hoping to keep my Eheim 2217 up and running while I paint the pipes and let them dry(approx. 2 days). The filter was added by me way to hastily (so excited to install my first Eheim), and I would like the seeding of the bio-media to stay working. I am also running a Bio-wheel 200...
  7. Equipment
    Not shure if this is the right spot for this question but here goes. My planted 20gal high has two filters one aqua clear 20, and a tetra whisper 30. Besides my substrate releasing air and the dirt with every so often the water still doesn't look clear there's always little things allthrough...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi everybody! For christmas this year I got a 25 gallon high aquarium kit made by aqueon. I love it and it is my first planted aquarium and first aquarium in about 6 or 7 years! Everything is going great, except one thing that bugs me. The tank constantly has small visible particles floating...
  9. DIY
    Anyone know how to quiet this noise or better yet stop it? These are both vids of the same set up what I'm tring to do is stop the bubbling sound and draining sound, I tried to lift the output pipe out of the sumps water that didn't work. I think if I can fix one the other will stop also any...
  10. Equipment
    I have a Fluval 406 canister filter in my planted aquarium. Every time I clean it (every 3 weeks), the flow slows down significantly after about a week of being cleaned. When I first received my filter and set it up, it about shot water out of the aquarium because of its power. Now, even...
  11. Fish
    Hello! I recently got 5 celestial pearl danios to add to my 10 gallon planted tank. I've searched around to try to give them the best care possible and I've read that they do no like high flow or a strong current. Right now I have a Marineland Penguin 100 HOB on the tank and I was wondering if...
  12. Equipment
    Before we start, don't knock/bash the filter selection. I have it, its not changing for this tank... (Basically it is a computer integrated with the filter. After all, my wife encouraged me to get the little guy :) ) I have a G6 on a 75 gal tank. For those not familiar with this model, it...
  13. Equipment
    Hi! I'm totally new here, and a novice at all things aquarium, so please redirect me if I'm not it the right place. I have a fluval 205 that requires vigorous priming when I take it apart to clean it...the primer stick broke and I dismantled it before looking for help online (apparently if I...
  14. Equipment
    I currently have a fluval 405 on my 135 gallon tank. I know that's not quite enough power for a 135 but I figured that the plants would filter the water some I was also fairly poor at the time I bought the filter. I was thinking about taking out all the fish and doing a complete rebuild in the...
  15. Equipment
    Hello, i am just getting familiar with planted tanks, but i have a question regarding my filtration. I had a 29 gal tank with about 180 gph filter, but i was recommended to get a power head to increase it. So i got a hydor koralia powerhead nano, which does 240 gph. Is this too much total...
  16. Equipment
    I read on here that most leaks could be fix with an o-ring replacement. If that doesn't fix it, what else can I do? I'm so afraid of a possible flood from a leak that I might just get a HOB instead if I can't get it fixed.
  17. Equipment
    Should I detach the spray bar from my 2213 so that I have a single outflow point from the end of a flow director? I've seen some people do this, should I? What are the advantages of doing/ not doing this?
  18. Equipment
    So I got my XP2 filter today and went to test fit it under my table. Now the table top is granite and the shelf under the table is not movable. When I measured the Filter, I didn't measure the inlet/outlet valves! :icon_frow So I'm about 4 inches off. The only other option is to move it to the...
  19. The Planted Tank FAQ
    Since it has been asked on the forum several times, here are the Eheim metric tubing conversions: Eheim Metric Tubing Conversion 9/12mm = 3/8" 12/16mm = 1/2" 16/22mm = 5/8" 25/34mm = 1"
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