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    Planted nano Fluval Edge 46L With Eheim CLassic 600 and CO2

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  1. you can make RO/DI filters more efficent so there is less of a loss of waste water. all you do is add another cartridge and cycle the waste water back into it. yes it wont be as pure but should be perfect for freshwater tanks.
  2. I did have two IBCs at one stage but now one. easy enough to find for $100. Its just the quality though. need ones used for food. Mine currently has NSW(natural salt water) in it. nobody wants so gonna have to dump it I used to live in the goon bar and water there was good but not so much in cas
  3. What lvl do you have your PH at? I have a 1000lt IBC to store water in. My tap water will make you sick... it is pretty bad. Bat colony and additives in it to kill anything makes your throat hurt. I filter everything. I dont mind adding it back in but I would love to hear the most efficient way to do so
  4. Thanks for the advise. IsaRich I am aware they are old school tech but yes as my sump is large then I was thinking this could be the best way. I was looking into the Ceramic rings and other options but thought balls would still do the same for a fraction of the cost. I am aware of the cost in setting up and would love to hear your input on substrate. Coming from a reef setup I'm sure your cost factor wont surprise me haha Bluebelle I will have a look through the forums dont worry but there is no harm in getting personal replies to questions at hand thats what makes this hobby friendly kalo I don't drink my tap water so I will be using RO/DI water and adding nutrients back into it. any recommended brands??? But yes not breedinng just for 'show' only thing I would like to breed is food haha
  5. Hey all I am coming back from reef tanks and going to transform my 6x2x2 1000lt total volume system into a planted tank. The aim is a low maintenance setup...if that is ever true haha. I have a sump that is set up like the picture below and I am thinking of filling it with bio balls and using the 2 FBF one for carbon and the other... well not sure. I will run some wool or filter pads before the bio balls. I however cannot suspennd them above the water due to the sump design. Is there another more suitable option? Then it comes to fish list and I am after something vibrant i plan to have a coupple of discus in there and otocinclus for keeping things clean and some rummy nose. Now because of the discus I am thinking 6.5 PH and also safe tank mates. What comes to mind from you guys and gals? In a heavy planted tank with lots of little hide outs will I be able to sustain shrimp enough to not lose them all to the discus but also keep up a natural food supply? or should I ditch the discus all together and go for something else? SO I suppose what i need answers/help with is bio filtration advice and also fish list. I dont want an overly complicated filtration set up but just something that will work well. The fish list I am just after something that has beauty but will leave my plants alone. I am used to the beauty in marine fish so I would love to find something similar. Many thanks for your advise Oh and is there anything around to maintaine PH levels? been a long time since i did fresh
  6. I didnt say they were I was reffering to compatable fish for them
  7. Thanks for the advise they look very nice . They are very peaceful though and only info i can find on tank mates seems to be very limiting. I would like to have fish with character and not just bubble blowers haha
  8. Hello all I am going to be moving back to fresh from a reef tank shortly and would like some advice on what fresh water fish to go into a planted 6x2x2. My last fresh setup was mainly africans cichlids. and I have a small planted nano that I will decommission shortly that has just one otocinclus and I love the work it does to maintain your tank. So basically I havent really had anything to do with fresh inn over 10 years so I am a little out of wack and would love some input on a fish list please TIA Florix
  9. Not hard hey. only mod i would do is how it goes into the display so it skims quieter (use the same as the picture)
  10. There are many DIY designs on the net. I remember seeing on person using two pvc pipes (one big one small) placing it inside the other and then drawing water out and into the sump. Then placing an air line in it to remove any air thus creating a proper siphon. If done with black piping it can be invisible too. but after time it would be covered in coraline anyway. This is very minimal and if you wanted more flow just place one in the other corner. here is a pick of what i mean.
  11. Nice little nano there. Join Date Jan 1970?????
  12. What you need to do is create a parallel circuit so that the water flows evenly out all three
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