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Old 06-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #21
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What kind of substrate do you use in your tank I've heard a lot of people say to just use the organic miracle grow stuff. Do you wash dirt like you would gravel or do you just put it in and cap it
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:51 AM   #22
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my 90 and 150 have Eco-complete and my 26 bowfront and 20 xtra high both have @ a 50/50 mix of floramax and black diamond blasting sand, I wish I had known about the black diamond sand sooner I'd have it in all my tanks. although for a lower light tank I'm considering pool filter sand as it's lighter in color and will probably help brighten up a lower light situation
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:28 AM   #23
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So what do recommend for a 90g substrate I've heard just a regular organic miracle grow capped with rock or Sand is good
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #24
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I found a aquaclear 110 online brand new for 45.99
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #25
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sounds like a good score on the ac I've never used one but have heard good things, as far as using dirt in a tank I've never tried that but read here that it's better to cap with sand as the spaces between gravel tends to let enough of the dirt out to cloud the water easily and often
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #26
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It seems like it would be easier to push plants threw the sand and dirt then try to dig a hole threw the gravel to plant the plant in the dirt
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #27
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So I found a sunsun brand canister filter on eBay rated for up to 100 gallons it's only 75 bucks with free shipping they also have the one rated for 175g for 96 bucks or I found a website that carries aquaclear 110 for 45 bucks. I'll already have my aquaclear 70 from my 29g to put on the 90 too. Which filter would y'all choose
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #28
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I'm partial to canisters myself but one thing to remember is the flow rate is measured with no media in the filter, I think after you fill it with media you reduce the flow rate by 1/3-1/2 of the claimed GPH
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #29
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So would the one rated for 100 gallons be enough or would I need the bigger one I think the 100g one said 375gph I'm kinda on a tight budget so I would like to get off as cheap as I can but I want it to be good enough for my tank too
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:24 PM   #30
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my xp3 is rated at 350 gph and up to 175gal and I have a whisper 350 just for more surface agitation, it's always better to have a little more than you need than not enough
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