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09-27-2009, 12:02 AM #21
It's not a bio wheel, but an Aquaclear 50 would be perfect for your tank!All forms of humor have been removed from my signature for your safety.
09-27-2009, 03:01 AM #22
AC50 with a modification to the intake strainer would be perfect. I have even seen DIY biowheel additions to AquaClears.Aquarist since 1995
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09-28-2009, 10:24 PM #23
thanks guys- i got the AC50 and its working great :)-Texasbelle92
01-21-2010, 07:33 PM #24
This is the article that I have been looking for. Thanks.
02-28-2010, 11:53 AM #25
0Originally Posted by Fishguy2727
04-07-2010, 02:31 PM #26
0Originally Posted by sower"In order to punish me for my contempt of authority the authorities have made me an authority myself" - Albert Einstein.
05-09-2010, 04:26 PM #27
Canisters and power lose
For those with a canister filter, how long can you lose power and not have your bacteria live? A few hours, a day? And what do you do to prevent this when power is lost for much of a day?
05-09-2010, 05:03 PM #28
0Originally Posted by Cermet
I have never lost power for more than a day. If you do,adding prime can help to detox the ammonia that will build up eventually.
05-09-2010, 06:35 PM #29
Fishguy2727 Awesome Post!!
Originally Posted by J's Fish
Here are the variables:
1) How evenly you distribute the gravel across the substrate.
2) How thick is the layer of substrate?
3) What is the GPH of the power heads in use?
4) How heavily decorated and/or planted is the tank?
5) The Size and porosity of the substrate you choose
The only down sides to UGF are as follows:
1) Must keep gravel bed fairly level.
2) Not very practical in a heavily decorated tank - You have to periodically remove all the decorations to Gravel vac.
3) If you treat the tank with antibiotics it is impossible to isolate the filter like you might do with a canister or HOB.
4) Not recommended for moderately - heavily planted tanks (unless you enjoy moving plants periodically for Gravel Vac.)
The above withstanding UGF is plenty powerful for any type of tank.
My personal goals in filtration is primarily to suit the type of fish and aquarium. Secondly it should match my style and budget for setting up and maintaining the individual aquarium in which I am considering it for.
Last edited by tanks4thememories; 05-09-2010 at 06:37 PM.“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” - Nikola Tesla
08-15-2010, 12:13 AM #30
0Originally Posted by Cermet75Gallon Freshwater 2 Angelfish, 4 Platys, 4 Flame Tetras 2 Anubias Nana, 2 Crinum Thaianum