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Old 08-23-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
 
i cant use one of my other bio wheels, it wont fit into the canister i tried that. as for my loach i have a clown loach, and am thinking of moving him into the new tank and getting him some friends too, then adding like 8 or 10 neons
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:30 PM   #12
 
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hi
yep more clowns would be great.he won't be lonley then.
any friends with tropical fish ?
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:43 PM   #13
 
Ak:

As I indicated in my previous post I not very familar with cannister filters.
The product description for the Fluval 305 indicates that it contains three media baskets.
I cannot find photographs of the "internals" of the filter but I presume that filtration media can be placed in these baskets and the baskets placed in the filter housing in serial (ie. the flow is through the first basket, then through the second basket and then through the third basket).

What I envision is:

The first basket would contain:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...?N=2004+113808
underneath which is placed
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113808

The second basket would contain
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113808
underneath which is placed
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113808

The third basket would contain
http://www.thereefshop.com.au/index....abc5cd835506d2

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Old 08-23-2007, 06:46 PM   #14
 
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If you intend to move the clown loach in a 36 gallons, I'm afraid it will not fit in for long, let alone two or more new clowns for company. I would suggest trading it for smaller loach species such as yoyo and zebra loaches. 3 is the minimum number recommended when keeping loaches.
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:13 PM   #15
 
your right, i may just use this tank for tetras and neons insted of the loach.....that is if i can solve my hard water issue....we have very hard water here.....check out these numbers

gh-180
kh-240
ph-9.0
Nitrite-0.5
Nitrate-40

so we will see, we have a filtered water system for drinking and those numbers are tons lower, but it only puts out 5 gallons out per day roughly so i cant use that to fill the tanks with
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:52 PM   #16
 
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gosh,there's some readings,
i am unable to help with that i'm affraid,
just thought to say that really, :( :)
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:16 PM   #17
 
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gosh,there's some readings,
i am unable to help with that i'm affraid,
just thought to say that really, :( :)
i know i know its cruddy water, im thinking im gonna have to do something bout it like use filtered water lol this is gonna be expensive im thinking, cause i have no idea how to lower the hardness at all chemically
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:11 PM   #18
 
Ak:

RO systems for aquariums are much less expensive than typical RO systems as a reservoir tank is not necessary.

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_Aquari...on__index.html

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:34 PM   #19
 
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RO systems for aquariums are much less expensive than typical RO systems as a reservoir tank is not necessary.

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_Aquari...on__index.html

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thanks for that link, i pretty much have a system like that already for my drinking water, its a reverse osmosys 4 canister system under my sink
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:17 PM   #20
 
Ak:

What I was trying to say and did not "get it done" is that your existing RO water flows into a "storage reservoir". This reservoir is a substantial portion of the cost of a "domestic use" RO system.

In an "aquarium RO" system the aquarium or sump is the reservoir.

IMHO an RO system is the only economical "way out your hard water situation"
and as such let's please try "work our way through this".

Is your aquarium located near a bathroom or you kitchen or could a very small line (these RO lines are "like" 1/4" OD) be easily "run from a bathroom or the kitchen to the aquarium" to the aquarium?

I am wanting to pursue this because
San Angelo's potable water is absolutely "not the best in the world" and worse yet
it is produced from raw water obtained from 4 surface reservoirs in the vicinity of San Angelo
each of which have significantly different water parameters.
Hence the characteristics of our potable water varies significantly dependent upon which reservoir is currently providing raw water.

In order to overcome this adverse situation when I set up my aquarium I installed a 30GPD aquarium RO unit and had it plumbed into my sump with a float control valve.
(BTW the 30GPD was at the recommendation of a LFS: big time slobbered up as for 20% more $'s a 120GPD could have been installed.)
I can easily do a 20% WC with RO water just by substantially evacuating my sump.

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