Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-12-2009, 12:04 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Brackish Aquarium - Filter & Substrate

Last year, a friend of mine decided to setup a marine aquarium with coral and clown fish after being inspired by the movie "Finding Nemo". Let's just say that things went wrong and everything died. She gave up and gave the fish tank to me two days ago.

Here is a pic of the tank:

I estimate that the tank capacity is about 120 litres or 3 gallons.

I decided that I want to use the tank to set up a brackish aquarium and keep a couple of Puffer Fish caught from my local area (Morten Bay, Brisbane, Australia).

I went and brought a Canister Filter that has three chambers. From the design, it looks like water is pumped to the bottom then forced up through the filters so the bottom chamber is the first chamber and the top chamber is the last chamber.
Age of Aquariums - JHW-303B + 9W UV Sterilizer

Each chamber comes with a foam pad which is listed as "Biochemical Cotton" by the manufacturer. The shop also throw in a box of Actived Carbon
Age of Aquariums - FISH 101 Activated Carbon 400gm
and Breathing Bio-Rings
Age of Aquariums - FISH 101 Breathing Bio Rings 450gm
for free when I brought the Canister Filter.

There is not much instruction but from what I have researched, Actived Carbon is optional and should be placed in the middle chamber if used. Bio-Rings are usually placed in the last chamber which is the top chamber in my case. Is that correct?

So, the setup should be:
In -> Foam Pad -> Actived Carbon -> Bio-Rings -> Out ?

If I don't use the Activated Carbon, it is
In -> Foam Pad -> Foam Pad -> Bio-Rings -> Out ?

As you can see from the first picture, the tank comes with leftover substrate which seems to be really coarse sand I think; I am not sure. Should I replace it or just rinse and reuse? Here is a close up pic:
ju2au is offline   Reply With Quote

brackish, filter, substrate

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brackish Plant Substrate. Vinsanity Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 06-30-2005 08:05 PM
Cleaning Sand Substrate On a brackish Setup???????????? jeffs10 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 04-25-2005 06:11 PM
Duckweed & brackish water Phlegethon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 12-24-2004 04:35 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.