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#21 Delapool

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

Thank you, I have a couple little Java ferns and anubius and one anubius Nana so far. Unsure Wether I will add any more at this stage. Better make sure these ones are doing well first


Ah, did wonder if Java Fern and Anubias. Nice plants, I like these.

#22 stewie17

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

Looks great mate, done very well for yourself.



#23 stewie17

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:54 AM

What sort of sand did you use there mate?



#24 Littlebig

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

What sort of sand did you use there mate?

Use pool filter sand mate. Wanted the whiter look

#25 Johny

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:39 AM

Nice build there mate.

What are your thoughts on the eheim 2260? I'm doing a similar build and was tossing up between that exact unit or the fluval fx6. Some first hand experience on the eheim will be great.

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#26 Littlebig

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:38 AM

Iv had no problems with the eheim so far. Touchwood, a little bit of playing around with to start with to get it set up how I wanted. Wasn't picking up alot of the smaller particals (mainly due to how I had the media in the end) swapped media around and added better filter pads ect sorted it out. Also I find the less cleaning of the filter the cleaner the water stays. After every clean takes a day or two to grab all the small particles again. Good tip is to put some rubber under the pump unit beer you screw it down. I had some bad vibration going through componts until I put a rubber mat between pump and lid. I also had trouble with the intake and spray bar over the edge of my tank cos the bracing on my tank is to large for the curve in the pipes so a little mod to the pipes sorted it out, a little annoying but workable.
All in all. It does the job it's intended on doing, which is very minimal maintenance and keeps the tank clean. I clean the filter like once every few Months, if that.

#27 Johny

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

Ah sounds great. After all the reviews it definitely looks to be the way to go. What sort of media and how did you end up setting it up? Seems everyone has their own mixed opinions on it haha.



#28 Littlebig

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

Ah off the top off my head was some course 50mm x2 sponge on bottom, some seachem matrix and eheim bio balls, then some more sponge. Then some (purigen kinda) chemical stuff that removes tanans from water(tiny tiny little things) then some finer wool on top, not too fine as it would clog very easy and flow would drop. Tried pillow stuffing as a last layer for a while to trap all the fine stuff, but would clog way to fast. I just get a big roll of stuff and cut to shape.

#29 ActionJackson

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:25 AM

hey mate amazing setup!

 

any updates on this build? where can i find those larger river stones from?






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