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post Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:32 am
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Hi all!

I have a 48 inch by 18 inch by 18 inch tank and thats about 67 US gallons.

i want to keep 5 ranchus in it.

I have a eheim 2217 which cycles 264 gallons per hour.
I am going to buy eheim pro 3 2080 which will cycle my tank 450 gallons per hour. In total, it will be 714 gallons per hour. So my tanks gets filtered a lil more than 10 times every hour.

I am using 1 packet of Eheim MECH bio rings (small ones) put in a socks-like thingy right at the bottom of the Eheim 2217 filter. I then use the Blue foam-like thingy which comes with the filter to cover the Eheim MECH bio-rings (small ones). on top of the blue foam pad, i put cheap large bio-rings tied in the socks-like thingy. i cover that with the white filter pad which comes with the filter and close the filter. =)

i also have a reagent air pump with two air outputs. i have attached each of them to an airstone and have dropped both into the tank.

now, i am going to go to Qian hu fish farm to buy the API master test kit (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, PH, KH & GH).

after which, i would need to get a 100% pure ammonia to Cycle my tank.

i am going to use Sodium bicarbonate to buffer my tank.

buying Hikari sinking pellets and pro Gold (sinking type) as food.

I hope i am doing this right! please advice! =)...

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QUOTE(ahmedhusseinak @ Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:32 am) *

Hi all!

I have a 48 inch by 18 inch by 18 inch tank and thats about 67 US gallons.

i want to keep 5 ranchus in it.

I have a eheim 2217 which cycles 264 gallons per hour.
I am going to buy eheim pro 3 2080 which will cycle my tank 450 gallons per hour. In total, it will be 714 gallons per hour. So my tanks gets filtered a lil more than 10 times every hour.

I am using 1 packet of Eheim MECH bio rings (small ones) put in a socks-like thingy right at the bottom of the Eheim 2217 filter. I then use the Blue foam-like thingy which comes with the filter to cover the Eheim MECH bio-rings (small ones). on top of the blue foam pad, i put cheap large bio-rings tied in the socks-like thingy. i cover that with the white filter pad which comes with the filter and close the filter. =)

i also have a reagent air pump with two air outputs. i have attached each of them to an airstone and have dropped both into the tank.

now, i am going to go to Qian hu fish farm to buy the API master test kit (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, PH, KH & GH).

after which, i would need to get a 100% pure ammonia to Cycle my tank.

i am going to use Sodium bicarbonate to buffer my tank.

buying Hikari sinking pellets and pro Gold (sinking type) as food.

I hope i am doing this right! please advice! =)...


Hi, I assume you are planning to do a fishless cycle. In my opinion, you have plenty of filtration (at 10x/hr). Stock level (5 adult fish) at under 10gal per fish is good. So water change later on will be at least 50% per week to keep the Nitrate below 30ppm. I think you are on the right track. yes.gif
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QUOTE(UnSun @ Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:24 pm) *

Hi, I assume you are planning to do a fishless cycle. In my opinion, you have plenty of filtration (at 10x/hr). Stock level (5 adult fish) at under 10gal per fish is good. So water change later on will be at least 50% per week to keep the Nitrate below 30ppm. I think you are on the right track. yes.gif


=)..thanks unsun!
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