Yep sounds excellent! Just make sure to do everyother day wc on the dirt if u want the cloud to go down. After a quick probation dirt tanks take off!!! I really think your gonna like the way dirt goes for ya, seems like my fish breed like mad.... Can say about my plants in there....... The acaras have been like a wrecking crew this season,...... 2 spawns tho and some free swimming fry as of last night.
You shouldn't be accumulating alot of dirt in your filter. Did alot of the dirt escape when you were filling the tank or planting plants?Last night I did a large water change and cleaned out my HOB filter again, a lot of dirt in the filter. Also wiped off the plants leaves as they had a little dust on them.
I use AquaClear HOB filters or sponge filters on my soil planted tanks... but I run 10g -30g tanks so I have no need for canister filter. What are the current temp of the planted tank?What kind of filter systems do you guys run on your dirt tanks? Also do the plants need a heater? I know when I add fish I have to have a heater but right now I don't.
You shouldn't be accumulating alot of dirt in your filter. Did alot of the dirt escape when you were filling the tank or planting plants?
I use AquaClear HOB filters or sponge filters on my soil planted tanks... but I run 10g -30g tanks so I have no need for canister filter. What are the current temp of the planted tank?
I was wondering about your electrician. Did he mention using GFI circuit breakers, or is using GFI breakers the wrong thing to use?
I was planing to change the outlet behind my cabinet to a GFI outlet, then plug in a power strip.
That is exactly what I would have done. When I had my computer/ 55gallon fish tank room, I made my own computer desk. To make it easier to get at all the plugs I put a series of outlet boxes together with pvc conduit on top and around the desk. The first outlet box had a cord with a plug on it which went to a high up 20 amp dedicated outlet circuit. There was no chasing wires to find where something was plugged in.The GFI outlet will do just fine just need to put it onto the circuit before your other outlets so they are all protected. But after talking to my electrician a GFI has some draw backs. If you lose power it could cause a small surge and that will trip the GFI. Then when the power comes back on anything on your GFI circuit won't come back on. He told me that is why they don't put GFI on refrigerators.
So what I did was have him put the GFI on one circuit and I run my heaters and lights on that circuit. If I'm not home and it doesn't come back on it's not a huge deal. My air pump /filters are on a different circuit with no GFI so they will come back on for sure.
I also put my outlets high up on the wall so water wouldn't run down the cords into the outlets. That should keep most of the water away from my outlets