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Old 14-08-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi guys, thinking of converting my 422 with sump tank into a planted. Is this kinda tank suitable? Went thru the gallery & notice all using normal tank with cannisters. Kindly advise.
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Old 14-08-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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Hi guys, thinking of converting my 422 with sump tank into a planted. Is this kinda tank suitable? Went thru the gallery & notice all using normal tank with cannisters. Kindly advise.
my guess is planted tank doesn't need too much filter media setup, and prefer much more "quiet" waterflow else all the plants are "blow" off?
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Old 14-08-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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problem with sump tank is you will loose lots of CO2 though you can compensate that by injecting more.
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Old 14-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #4
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planted tank it self has its own way to keep the tank clean
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Old 15-08-2009, 01:15 AM   #5
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problem with sump tank is you will loose lots of CO2 though you can compensate that by injecting more.
can overcome by using a low flow-rate pump to minimize water circulation
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it is how the water drop into the sump tank that causing the CO2 lost
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Old 16-08-2009, 09:26 PM   #7
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What sand is recommended? I'm looking into low tech planted tank.
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Old 17-08-2009, 12:27 PM   #8
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JBL Basefert with Lapis Sand.
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I love ADA, especially if you want to grow foreground plant though foreground on low tech tank is questionable
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Old 21-10-2009, 12:03 AM   #10
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Finally got the materials to start my planted. But 1st, will the sand be sucked away by the underflow of the EOS? If so, is there anyway to stop it?

2nd, shd i remove all my discus before I pour the sand in?
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