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post #1 of 4 Old 03-03-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Hi from Manchester

Hi Everyone hope all is well with you, all i have come on here as im hopefully will be going to either a fluval roma 200 or 240 from a jewel lido 120 that is a lightly planted with gravel i want to go to a sand substrate and more plants

current stock:

congo tetra x 4
koi angel x 3
knife fish x 1
penguin tetra x 3
prestella tetra x 4
rosie tetra x 3
lemon tetra x 4
scissortails x 4
sucking loach x 2
bristle nose plec x 2
rainbow x 1
gold gourami x1
chiclid ram x 1

i know this is a lot but i have them over year now and everything is fine just need a bigger tank, I took out the juwel internal filter and changed it for a tetratex ex700 external ( which i want to transfer to the new tank to run in conjunction with the new filter that comes with the tank

as mentioned i would like advice on the following:

1. Whats the best type of plant substrate ( 1.e sand , soil , eco etc.. or a mixture of both.).
2. Any reviews on the fluval roma 200 and 240 ( new Cabinet) .
3. How do i connect the filter to the tank ( as i have heard i have to cut the recces out if that is the case has anyone done this and any advice.
4. Any alternatives to the above tanks .
5 Best plants to go in these tanks with T8 lights that are easy to maintain.

many thanks to everyone in advance for your time in replying to mu queries
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-07-2012, 07:33 AM
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hello and welcome
i can't help with your questions,but hopefully someone will pop in and advise.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-13-2012, 07:39 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

On your questions, I think you will get more action if you post one or more threads in the pertinent forum section where the members "hang out" more.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re 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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post #4 of 4 Old 03-16-2012, 06:49 PM
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hello and welcome to tfk
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fluval , plants , roma 200 , roma 240 , substrate

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