My name is Daryl and am the recent new owner of a Jebo 352 tank - but it came with no instructions so I hope I can find some answers!! A little bit about me, I live in Perth Western Australia and used to keep fish in my college days in a small hexagonal tank in England, some ten years ago. I always enjoyed watching my fish (some of my favourites were a loach, 2 x japanese fighters, school of tetra neons; I also had a red tailed shark bu he was very aggressive!) but admit I was ignorant to a lot of the more technical issues and having recently read the amount of science involved in maintaining a healthy tank I must have had very good fortune to keep my environment going well all those years ago!!
Anyway, I have bought a new Jebo 352 with no instructions and I don't know how to arrange the filter compartments in the hood - can anyone help??! I wish to properly set up, cycle and maintain my tank as part of a feature unit in my bar at home, eventually to be stocked with tropical freshwater fish, perhaps a couple of plants and some rockery - all dependant upon the needs of the eco-system of course so any guidance on how to correctly install the filter compartments will be be much appreciated.
So far I have connected the pump, lights and filled the tank with water to about 2 inches from the top. My old (Hexafun) tank simply had an air filter which introduced bubbles into the aquarium through an airstone. The new Jebo is supposedly an all in one 'solution' whereby the water is pumped up through the compartment section in the hood. Thus far I am assuming that the 2 x white fibrous pads go in the first compartment to form my good bacteria breeding ground and also to remove debris from the water stream, and then the biochemical ceramic items (two bags came with the set) go into the second compartment to be chemically filtered before the water returns to the tank via an overflow pipe.
I have read a range if internet material for the last three-four days regarding the different types of filters, and quite honestly cannot figure out exactly what i have (due to no instructions i might add - I'm a Senior Consultant Engineer in acoustics so i should
have a reasonable degree of intelligence!!); Any information would be gratefully received. Once i know the filter is setup and running correctly I will go out and purchase substrate, test kit and some rocks for decoration and begin the cycling process
Thanks for you time
Jebo 352 [74.1 litres, 16.3 Gallons]
Aquacare HA-100 Heater
Twin Fluoro Hood Light