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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    I would recommend you look into bio-max (ceramic media), the carbon really doesn't do much in the way for bio-media. In most everyday filters the bio-media is actually the fabric, mechanical filtration is like a plastic screen, and the carbon serves as a chemical filtration (not needed unless you are specifically trying to remove something from the water)
    +1 to Hardys advice. Get a box of Fluval biomax rings 17.63 ounces. You can keep them seeded for use in a new tank, a QT or hospital tank.
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    My Eheim 2213 has Eheim's "Ehfisubstrat" media which i think is something equivalent to the biomax rings, right? Can I just take some of the ehfisubstrat balls from my 29g filter as needed and put them into the 2.5g? Or should I keep extra "dedicated" media which is always used as seed for the 2.5?

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    The ehfisubstrat balls will work just fine once they are seeded.

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    Cool. Thank you! I'm slowly starting to feel as if I actually understand what I'm doing :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    The ehfisubstrat balls will work just fine once they are seeded.
    And if you have room in your Eheim, put in extra biomax (in a mesh bag or clean nylon) to seed. Use it when needed. That way you aren't always removing biomedia you need in the Eheim.
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    I do have room... it also comes with a carbon filter, but based on everything I have read here I probably won't use it, so i will gain a small amount of room beyond what i already have. Thanks for the tip! The mesh bag/nylon idea sounds great... I may actually do that for the Eheim's media as well, to make cleaning easier, putting each media in its own bag,

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    Cool. Thank you! I'm slowly starting to feel as if I actually understand what I'm doing :D
    Great to here. you learn and pick up a ton of info on this forum

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    Well, it is easy to pick up great info when there are such great people to give it :-)

    I have continued researching fish from Venezuela, trying to see if I found anything else from home I could stock with the Endlers. I found the "Dainty Cories" Corydoras habrosus (also called Venezuelan Pygmy Cories).

    I was already planning on stocking "normal" Pygmy Cories (Corydoras pygmaeus) as a result of the great feedback I received here, so perhaps I can stock the Venezuelan Pygmies instead of the "normal" ones? It ould add a little more to my "Venezuelan" theme. Not the same as going to visit, but a small and unique reminder of home nonetheless! :-)

    Any insight into the difference between Corydoras habrosus and Corydoras pygmaeus? They seem very similar in theory... habrosus is a tad bigger and likes marginally harder water, but they seem similar in behavior and pretty much everything else. How is its availability? Is it easy to find? Easy to keep? Is anyone here keeping them?

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    Have you considered doing a "bio-tope" aquarium

    what that means is that you only stock fish from either one region, one continent, one particular body of water, etc

    You could really go all out and do plants too, but that is very difficult at times.

    I think school of endlers and habrosus would be awesome, have a leaf litter covered sand substrate

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    http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...m_content=html

    What about doing cardinal tetras, endlers, and cory habroseus

    do a white sand bottom, few pieces of tall root like driftwood coming from the corners

    with some crypts and other native plants

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_Venezuela

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