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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:38 am Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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guys  does  this  spong  not  work,  i  recently  had  to  replace  my  filter  and  this  was  the  sponge  that  I  got.                

 you  think  those  big  holes  can  hold  bactaria  and  dirt?  I'll  say  NO.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:34 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Always  keep  a  medium  sponge  filter  for  emergency  situation.  Electrical  pump  filters  are  called  mechanical  filters.
 
 Yes,  the  sponge  filter  in  above  picture  are  appropriate.  Now  just  select  1  which  will  not  occupy  too  much  space  in  the  tank.  
 
 This  will  require  an  air  pump,  but  a  silent  1  please   Very Happy  .  
 
 This  sponge  filter  is  good  for  cycling  a  new  tank  without  substrate.  Remember,  a  sponge  filer  is  simple  and  good  enough  for  a  2  ft  tank,  if  you  change  the  water  (60%)  daily.  
 
 And  also  buy  1  corner  filter  from  kurla.  very  very  very  important  filter
 
 
 
 There  is  no  filter  like  a  corner  filter.  The  advantage  in  a  corner  filter  is,  you  can  put  atleast  3  different  filter  medias  and  run  it  for  a  whole  month  without  any  worries,  if  you  insert  active  carbon  on  the  top  most  end  as  media.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:26 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Always  keep  a  medium  sponge  filter  for  emergency  situation.  Electrical  pump  filters  are  called  mechanical  filters.
 
 Yes,  the  sponge  filter  in  above  picture  are  appropriate.  Now  just  select  1  which  will  not  occupy  too  much  space  in  the  tank.  
 
 This  will  require  an  air  pump,  but  a  silent  1  please   Very Happy  .  
 
 This  sponge  filter  is  good  for  cycling  a  new  tank  without  substrate.  Remember,  a  sponge  filer  is  simple  and  good  enough  for  a  2  ft  tank,  if  you  change  the  water  (60%)  daily.  
 
 And  also  buy  1  corner  filter  from  kurla.  very  very  very  important  filter
 
 
 
 There  is  no  filter  like  a  corner  filter.  The  advantage  in  a  corner  filter  is,  you  can  put  atleast  3  different  filter  medias  and  run  it  for  a  whole  month  without  any  worries,  if  you  insert  active  carbon  on  the  top  most  end  as  media.  Thumb Up                

 goro  I  have  never  used  activated  carbon.  Can  you  post  some  pictures.on  how  to  use  it  in  a  filter.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:19 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=30760&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
 
 Please  refer  my  thread  Smile  for  activated  carbon  and  corner  filter  as  mini  canister  Smile  please  post  your  comments  on  that  thread  Bow
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:29 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Thumb Up  Thank  you  goro.  Lots  of  info  will  post  after  reading.  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:29 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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guys  does  this  spong  not  work,  i  recently  had  to  replace  my  filter  and  this  was  the  sponge  that  I  got.                

 you  think  those  big  holes  can  hold  bactaria  and  dirt?  I'll  say  NO.                

 
 Thanks  deepak..  I  visited  kurla  &  have  bought  couple  of  stuff..  Since  my  tank  was  already  a  week  old.
 
 As  you  suggested,  I  bought  sponge.  But  could  only  get  cylindrical  &  similar  to  this  in  pic  :
 
 
 Am  sure  this  should  suffice  &  more  functional  than  the  existing  big  holes  one   Very Happy  .  And  replaced  the  existing  media  with  this  one  after  cutting  in  properly.
 Following  is  how  my  tank  looks  like..  Some  guppies,  a  pair  of  small  black  ghost,  pair  of  hockey  neon  &  a  sucker  so  far..  with  a  small  wood  &  artificial  plants..  (forgive  me  for  the  image  quality,  though)
 
 
 
 
 
   Any  yeah..  The  kurla  market  is  enormous..  I  went  in  noon  &  came  out  in  dark   Chuckle   
 
 @garothmaan..  Am  still  light  apprehensive  with  this  power  filter  alone,  considering  the  oxygen  part.  I  think  adding  up  a  sponge  filter,  as  you  suggested  should  be  perfect..  Unfortunately,  when  you  posted  this,  I  was  admiring  the  fishes  at  kurla..  Chuckle  
 Will  soon  add  a  sponge/corner  filter.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:09 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Your  black  ghost  is  a  night  time  predator.  You  will  have  missing  guppies  every  night  when  he  grpws  up.I'll  say  give  him  back.  Also  your  filter  media  is  good.  This  time.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:54 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Just  reached  home  from  work  and  say  the  wood  which  i  kept  in  tank  started  fading  out  a  bit.  As  the  water  color  has  turned  little  golden/woodish..  this  color  is  extremely  minor.  Removed  the  wood  though.  I  had  washed  the  wood  with  hot  water  and  left  for  sometime  in  it  before  putting  in  the  tank,  still  unsure  y  thia  happened..  
 Shall  i  do  a  max  water  change  now  of  60-70%  or  let  it  be..  please  suggest!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:48 am Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Why  are  you  not  filling  the  tank  to  the  top?
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Why  are  you  not  filling  the  tank  to  the  top?                

 
 Actually  I  read  somewhere  to  leave  marginal  top  portion,  hence.!  Shall  I  fill  up  till  the  brim,  sir?
 I  was  little  afraid  for  the  water  to  spatter  on  the  light  too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:09 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 One  inch  from  top  is  enough.
 I  might  remove  those  bizarre  coloured  stones.  Very Happy   Very Happy
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One  inch  from  top  is  enough.
 I  might  remove  those  bizarre  coloured  stones.  Very Happy   Very Happy                

 
 Alright..  Will  get  it  off  today  evening  itself  &  replace  them  with  light  color  ones..!  As  I  notice  my  white  sand  getting  too  dirty  with  the  poo  quiet  often  Surprised  .  Though  I  siphon  it..
 
 Any  suggestion  if  I  can  introduce  the  Air  Curtain  .  I  really  love  the  look.
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..!  As  I  notice  my  white  sand  getting  too  dirty  with  the  poo  quiet  often  Surprised  .  Though  I  siphon  it..
 
 Any  suggestion  if  I  can  introduce  the  Air  Curtain  .  I  really  love  the  look.                

 
 That  problem  will  be  there  with  white  colored  substrate,  that  is  why  most  of  use  use  natural  colored  substrates.
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..!  As  I  notice  my  white  sand  getting  too  dirty  with  the  poo  quiet  often  Surprised  .  Though  I  siphon  it..
 
 Any  suggestion  if  I  can  introduce  the  Air  Curtain  .  I  really  love  the  look.                

 
 That  problem  will  be  there  with  white  colored  substrate,  that  is  why  most  of  use  use  natural  colored  substrates.                

 
 True..!!!  Maybe  I  will  put  some  small  pebbles  over  it,  as  I  dont  have  a  thick  layer  of  sand  at  the  moment..!
 Thanks.!!  
 Can  you  please  suggest  about  that  wood  giving  out  its  color  on  one  of  the  above  posts  of  mine..  and  also  the  air  bubbles   Unsure
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