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  1. Equipment
    I apologize if this is in the wrong place on the forum. So I just read a thread about DIY modification about using sponges and media on Tetra Whisper and Aquaclear HOB filters but mine is a little different. I have the Aqueon QuietFlow 10 LED Pro and it is close to the Tetra Whisper but has 2...
  2. The Lounge & Introductions
    So i have just started out in the aquascaping world :) Hoping this forum will be able to help answer my many questions. As i am just starting out, I am looking to have a low tech setup, so my research has been based around this. So heres what i have so far: 3FT Standard Tank Dynamic Power...
  3. Equipment
    I just got a new Marina S15 power filter for my 20 gallon setup (that will go along with a sponge filter). I really like it so far, and I can't wait to get it started for my build. The cartragies seem useless, and I don't really want to replace the carbon every month, I'm on a budget! Does...
  4. Equipment
    i have a planted tank with co2 and i have two eheim 2217 filters. should i use carbon if i am dosing every week?
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  6. Equipment
    Good evening, I currently have a 45 gallon tank with a HOB filter. I've kept fish for years now and have always had a HOB filter but I am ready to upgrade to a Canister Filter. I've been doing a fair amount of research on the subject and have decided to go with the Sunsun HW-304B. Where it...
  7. Equipment
    So I don't the $ to invest in canister filtration right now. I do have a HOB filter that I was hoping to somehow "convert" into something safe for a heavily planted aquarium. I know that carbon in a planted tank is a no-no because it filters out some of the nutrients that plants need, and I know...
  8. Equipment
    I've been kicking around the idea of black water build out. My thought have recently focused of some of the more banal aspects of the build out -- filters. I think I would go with a undersized canister filter (for that slow moving water) from the large brand name in the canister filter...
  9. Equipment
    I apologize if this was already touched on in a previous thread but from my search I could not find my question answered. Is flval pre filter media worth getting?
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All, I am setting up a new tank and want to express lane or avoid completely the cycle. I set up a mesh filter bag with approx. 50 fluval ceramic rings and a sponge prefilter in my existing tank today. How long will it take for this media to be colonized? I also plan on using plants and...
  11. 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...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Here's a new one for you guys.... Is it possible to destroy Purigen by leaving it in the 50/50 bleach/water solution for too long? This is why I ask: I went and set a pouch of Purigen in the recommended 50/50 solution sometime right before Christmas. I placed it up on a high shelf (primarily...
  13. DIY
    I have acquired a few tanks and HOB filters, and I got to thinking about ways to improve the filtration efficiency, but I want some opinions. It seems to me the problem with HOB's is that you need to buy the new inserts for each specific filter, and they are also quite small and don't seem like...
  14. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I bought more than I need so I'm selling two one 1 Liter bag (2 liters total) of Ehiem Substrat Pro (new, sealed in original bags). SOLD
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've been running my Fluval 305 in my shrimp tank for months with no problems. It has mechanical filtration in the bottom tray and bio media on top. Middle tray is empty. Recently I've heard that some types of chemical filtration can help out with algae outbreaks, although I don't know the...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    If I put Ammo-Chips in the filter to try to minimize Ammonia spikes while I ramp up the stocking level of an empty tank, will that interfere with the ferts I am using (PMDD)? Thanks, Rod
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Is it advisable to leave some of the gunk, brown detritus in the filter when you wash it? I usually lightly rinse the filter sponge & bio media with tank water, and when I took my filter media out for washing this weekend, I notice there are A LOT of brown debris in the bottom of the filter...
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