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post #21 of 45 Old 05-11-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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You can buy them in many fish stores, or online. Mine are made by Hagen, in the Elite line (they make air pumps, filters, heaters I think, all under the "Elite" name). That photo was a different manufacturer, but they look the same. Here's the Elite though, below. You will need an air pump and air line tubing, that's all plus this unit.

Thanks for your compliments. Check out my other tanks, some are "former", under "Aquariums" below my name on the left. All are set up the same, that very simple, natural approach.

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Is there any particular size I need to get, both on the filter and the air pump for a 29 gallon tank?
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Is there any particular size I need to get, both on the filter and the air pump for a 29 gallon tank?
It comes in one size, I have one in my 20g and one in my 29g.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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If you have the money, an enriched substrate couldn't hurt...

By no means should you think it's a requirement though. (just my two cents.)

I'd definately go with the flame tetra since they're a bit smaller. When you plant the tank, I'd add 6 tetras, wait two weeks, add 6 more, wait, then the cories, wait, then the rams...

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If you have the money, an enriched substrate couldn't hurt...

By no means should you think it's a requirement though. (just my two cents.)

I'd definately go with the flame tetra since they're a bit smaller. When you plant the tank, I'd add 6 tetras, wait two weeks, add 6 more, wait, then the cories, wait, then the rams...
That's the trouble with these long threads, we forget what came at the beginning.

Donna mentioned Eco-Complete, and I recommended Flourite instead because it is less sharp and with corys (also mentioned) that's better.

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post #25 of 45 Old 05-11-2011, 06:41 PM
yeah definetly a good substrate

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If you have the money, an enriched substrate couldn't hurt...

By no means should you think it's a requirement though. (just my two cents.)

I'd definately go with the flame tetra since they're a bit smaller. When you plant the tank, I'd add 6 tetras, wait two weeks, add 6 more, wait, then the cories, wait, then the rams...
Thanks...now I just got to find one...was at Petsmart today and didn't see any...
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post #27 of 45 Old 05-12-2011, 09:19 AM
Neither pecto or petsmart carry them. You may have to seach for a specialized fish store or order online.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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Neither pecto or petsmart carry them. You may have to seach for a specialized fish store or order online.
okay, thanks! Told you I was not familiar wtih sponge filters...lol!
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post #29 of 45 Old 05-12-2011, 01:02 PM
Aquarium Supplies, Pet Supplies and Pond Supplies by That Fish Place - That Pet Place has it, thats where i got it and the shipping for it was only 10 bucks even with 2 bags of the stuff so it wasnt too terrible.
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Aquarium Supplies, Pet Supplies and Pond Supplies by That Fish Place - That Pet Place has it, thats where i got it and the shipping for it was only 10 bucks even with 2 bags of the stuff so it wasnt too terrible.
That's not too bad! I'll definitely be looking into it. A question about power filters. I was looking at an AquaClear with the variable flow control. If I was to use a very small one with the flow turned down and no activated charcoal, would that be a possible alternative?
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