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Old 05-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #21
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Biohome & biohome plus will be better choice..
Agreed with u bro.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:14 PM   #22
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Hi all!

currently I'm waiting to collect my 5x2x2 and gotten an FX-5 from bro riise Since it's the same topic please don't mind me hijacking!

I'm going to use just the FX-5 for my tank and will monitor and will probably add another smaller cannister filter if there's a need.

Read that the difference between the biohome and biohome+ is that biohome+ have nutrients so the bacteria grows faster. ie, less cycling time? Can anyone verify that please

I plan to add ceramic rings into 1 tray, coral chips + biohome into another tray while the most bottom tray I'll put activated carbon. Do you all think it'll work? Each tray i will most likely cover the top with a cut-to-fit japanese mat..

Forgot to add, my fauna would be ITs, bichirs, 1 x L190, an aro and other predatory fishes.

WC should be 15% every 3 days as i use the water to water my plants at home .

Pls advice thks!
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:21 PM   #23
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Hi all!

currently I'm waiting to collect my 5x2x2 and gotten an FX-5 from bro riise Since it's the same topic please don't mind me hijacking!

I'm going to use just the FX-5 for my tank and will monitor and will probably add another smaller cannister filter if there's a need.

Read that the difference between the biohome and biohome+ is that biohome+ have nutrients so the bacteria grows faster. ie, less cycling time? Can anyone verify that please

I plan to add ceramic rings into 1 tray, coral chips + biohome into another tray while the most bottom tray I'll put activated carbon. Do you all think it'll work? Each tray i will most likely cover the top with a cut-to-fit japanese mat..
Forgot to add, my fauna would be ITs, bichirs, 1 x L190, an aro and other predatory fishes.
WC should be 15% every 3 days as i use the water to water my plants at home .
Pls advice thks!
As I told u earlier bro, if I were u, I will supplement with a OHF which makes changing/washing of wool a breeze.

I know u dun like the unsightly looks.

Also for OHF, I feel that Mr Aqua CR & bacteria house is good enough.

Actually Mr Aqua CR works well in canister too.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:27 PM   #24
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Hi all!

currently I'm waiting to collect my 5x2x2 and gotten an FX-5 from bro riise Since it's the same topic please don't mind me hijacking!

I'm going to use just the FX-5 for my tank and will monitor and will probably add another smaller cannister filter if there's a need.

Read that the difference between the biohome and biohome+ is that biohome+ have nutrients so the bacteria grows faster. ie, less cycling time? Can anyone verify that please

I plan to add ceramic rings into 1 tray, coral chips + biohome into another tray while the most bottom tray I'll put activated carbon. Do you all think it'll work? Each tray i will most likely cover the top with a cut-to-fit japanese mat..
Forgot to add, my fauna would be ITs, bichirs, 1 x L190, an aro and other predatory fishes.
WC should be 15% every 3 days as i use the water to water my plants at home .
Pls advice thks!
Bro, y u wanna put carbon?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #25
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Bro, y u wanna put carbon?
haha, cos i dont want the smell and color from driftwood haha. am soaking my dw in hot water like mad now haha
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #26
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haha, cos i dont want the smell and color from driftwood haha. am soaking my dw in hot water like mad now haha
Bro u must rem to change/remove it when it reach the point of saturation else will release whatever it absorb all back to ur tank water.
Pls be careful bro.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:43 PM   #27
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5ft or more use sump tank better ...
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:00 PM   #28
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sump tank of co better but diy piping might not be easy unless the tank comes with sump tank system

cannister i dun like coz limited space for medias & oso quite hassle when doing cleaning, oso it has danger of leakage after sometimes

i would prefer ohf, can put lots of tray so long bracing able to support it, easy maintenance as well
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:37 PM   #29
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Currently I use OHF for all my tank easy to maintain if anything happen all the water still in the tank . If u go on holiday no worry of water evaporate or power failure but buy ACDC air pump on standby . But for media I use BioHome plus , Mr Aqua and Momotaro plus coral chip.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:23 PM   #30
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Looks like the fx5 is a decent canister for 5ft tank , any bros can provide s guage for brand new fx5 price? Thanks.
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