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  1. Equipment
    Hello group think, I have a 120 planted rainbow tank that has gone through some bouts with first ich and then green water, so I pulled the trigger on a Vecton 2 600 and now I’m scratching my head on how to plumb it. I was going to plumb in into the outlet of one of my two Eheim 4 Pro 600...
  2. Equipment
    Just got a new aquarium in that is plumbed with three holes behind a weir. The tank I got came with some plumbing material, flexible 1" green tubing, some stand pipes, bulk heads, etc...please see photo attached. My first question is how I can avoid pvc cement if possible, because I live in...
  3. DIY
    Hey everyone, I'm working on setting up a standard 90 gallon tank that came with 1.5" bulkhead holes drilled in the back. I picked up a Fluval FX5 and want to utilize the holes for a nicer presentation. My question is; can I plumb a 1.5" intake tubing and 1.5" return spray bar into the tank...
  4. Equipment
    I'm converting an old marine tank into a planted tank. The tank has a built in filtration chamber attached to the back of the aquarium. The return pumps and plumbing have been lost over the years the tank was in storage, and I'm really struggling running the water returning from the new pumps...
  5. 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...
  6. Equipment
    I am in the process of planning out my next tank and will be incorporating a ~15g sump in order to hide all the equipment that would normally be in the tank. The hard part for me is deciding which intake method is the cleanest/most hidden. All the overflow boxes I have seen are very ugly and...
  7. DIY
    I currently have my fluval edge set up and I want to run my PH probe and heater inline. The pump is a fluval 206 and the plumbing is 1/2". Does anyone see any problems with the set up or have any suggestions (space saving)? Will this reduce the flow or be too hard on the filter?
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    As I was running the hose to my 300G for its first seam-test, I realized "There is no way this should be on carpeting" I have a 300G, 220G, 180G, 150G, and 90G going in a room in my basement (on a concrete pad on bedrock). It is currently carpeted. I need to replace the flooring. My questions...
  9. Equipment
    So I was talking with my mate today..I'd recently bought a "55" gallon (internal measurements show is actually 48) for about $60, it was going to be an intermediate tank till a larger 120 or so tank is built (from scratch). Anyways we talked about having a divided tank/2tank setup (one right...
  10. Equipment
    Hi! I decided to set up six shrimp tanks in the space under my kitchen counter top. It is 76" L x 34" H x 11" D. Here is a slapshot: The only tank size that's less than 11" deep is the topfin 10 gallon which is 20.2" L x 12" H x 10" D. I am going to put 3 on the top and 3 at the bottom with a...
  11. DIY
    I am working on plumbing my new 180 gallon tank (72x24x24). It is drilled, 6 - 1 inch bulkheads down the middle of the tank (1 foot in from each long side, 2 in the middle, and 2 about 1.5 ft from each short end). It was drilled by someone else for a saltwater tank which they stand piped and...
  12. Equipment
    Plan to plumb water to my 180G tank for semi-automatic water change. I want to hook plumbing through the canister filter to drain and fill tank. Anyone have an experience doing this. What filters are recommended to remove chlorine? If you’ve set up similar plumbing post some pics!
  13. Equipment
    Mazzei injectors are a new(er) way of injecting and misting CO2 into the aquarium. They are designed to replace CO2 reactor, needle wheel, or diffuser. The technology behind the injector is provided by the manufacturer here. http://www.mazzei.net/products/injector_info.htm. They are better at...
  14. Tank Journals
    "Tous ces titres étrangers sont stupides " 110L [I need your help with algae] I have kept fish now for five years, and this is my first stab at properly keeping plants. This is starting out a low tech low budget 29 gallon tank, with future plans of better CO2, substrate, and filtration. Tank...
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