11-17-2007, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
| | Re: Advice wanted
Most of the wood has already been used in tanks for a long long time, but they have time to dry out. And one of the two pieces that hit the top even has a good sized piece of slate attached to it, but the slate has never bee quite enough to sink it, but I was sure it was lodged in well. The other one is the piece on the right side, it actually touches the top even while buried, so I figured it would stay, but instead it rotated and the left side portion came up ans hit the top. I had them weighted down with gravel and stones as well, but the buoyancy and the bubbles being released was just too much!
I'm going to have a look at the light now. As far as the choices for filtration, I'm going with what I have. The only thing I have bought for this tank has been heat cable and the substrate.
-Substrate Heat Cable (200 Watts)
-8X Bags of Fluorite (4 Black, 2 Dark, 2 Regular)
-4X Bags of Gravel
-220W Compact Fluorescent
-120W Linear Fluorescent
-2X Fluval 405
-Aquaclear 110 Powerhead
For now, no co2.
I also need maybe 4-5 more bags of gravel to build more up at the back and to create more of a dynamic landscape as opposed to the traditional flat, or slightly slopped back.
The Fluorite is fantastic. Best substrate I've ever used if even for only substrate and not for hardcore plants. Very natural looking. I have no idea how those dummies are rinsing theirs, with all their trouble and complaining, but I did mine with no hassle and I the water in the tank during filling was clear as a bell minus the tannin from some of the new wood. (I like tanin stained water, especially with the more traditional south American fish).
Well I'd be happy to get plants from anyone I can. Help is greatly appreciated and you've been more than welcoming to me. However I do live above the border near Toronto, in Canada- so that may complicate things. If there are any well known Canadian Forum participants here, maybe I can get a hold of them. we always get slapped with tax and brokerage as soon as we bring things over the border.
Last edited by Will Hayward; 11-17-2007 at 11:56 AM..