09-17-2009, 12:38 AM
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The substances you listed sound good, the only thing that I could see a difference on, and Byron if you're reading over this, please add your info. Is that if you are going to have live plants the carbon isn't really necessary as the plants will take care of most the ammonia and the carbon only lasts for so long until it wears down.
I use a carbon filter only because it's attached to the filter media I use to catch the bigger particles in the sump tank. I have what I call a medium planted tank, enough to keep the ammonia down, but not enough to need Co2.
I highly recommend live plants. Low light, nice growing plants, not only make the tank look nice, are easy to care for, but the fish will thank you for them too. (I know you don't have your tank yet but I figured if I told you now it would give you some time to do some research). The system you have sounds like your going to have a great setup, I can't wait to see the photo's of it.
Do you know what you are going to use as a substrate, and decorations, Angel fish are a beautiful fish, I have a friend who breeds them here.
Nomel, I showed one of them to my wife and then the price tag, and she asked what is that? I told her it was the Dom Peri om of filters. Her next question was "do you need one of those"? I told her no, I have the Boons farm of filters. She sighed and said thank goodness cause you weren't getting it until we were able to afford the Dom Peri om.