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    Default Re: 190g Heckel tank

    Awesome!!!

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    Default Re: 190g Heckel tank

    Love this tank!!! Makes me want to get some heckles in the future.

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    Default Re: 190g Heckel tank

    Still there, just nothing new to report
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    This set up is like a discus fantasy tank. Itís like Disney for Discus! Iíll be watching this one.
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    Is that Heckel aquarium constructed of tinted glass?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODwyerPW View Post
    Is that Heckel aquarium constructed of tinted glass?
    Haha, no. In post #8 you can see what it looked like before the humic acid.

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    Love all three of your tanks. I have a special fondness for the Greens and have have a question for you about your canister filters. what materials are you putting in them and how often are you doing maintenance and changing the various items out. working on setting up a green tank and a blue tank and would always over filter rather than under filter them. also what are you using to check your ammonia , nitrate and nitrite levels with. What are you sitting your plants on to let the roots hang down into the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleman View Post
    Love all three of your tanks. I have a special fondness for the Greens and have have a question for you about your canister filters. what materials are you putting in them and how often are you doing maintenance and changing the various items out. working on setting up a green tank and a blue tank and would always over filter rather than under filter them. also what are you using to check your ammonia , nitrate and nitrite levels with. What are you sitting your plants on to let the roots hang down into the water.
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    The canisters get rinsed every 4 to 5 weeks each, meaning a small water change weekly, rinsing one at a time.
    Media are mostly pumice (same as Seachem Matrix, but generic, Matrix is ridiculously expensive) and your good old pot scrubbers, they gibe you an amazing surface area for little money. And regular filter floss which gets either rinsed or thrown out depending on condition.
    The fluidized bed filters contain the silica sand they are delivered with, again awesome surface and self cleaning.

    In the blue tank the plants sit on egg crates on the back bracing weighed down with rocks, and the heckels have custom made glass lids with slots specifically cut for the plants.

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    to test the parameters I use JBl (German brand), NH4, NO2, NO3, GH, KH, PH, SiO2.
    Not sure if available in the US though.
    I import most of my supplies from Germany, if I’m allowed to share the link on here I will, they ship worldwide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedgin View Post
    to test the parameters I use JBl (German brand), NH4, NO2, NO3, GH, KH, PH, SiO2.
    Not sure if available in the US though.
    I import most of my supplies from Germany, if I’m allowed to share the link on here I will, they ship worldwide
    Please do share the link Tobi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    Please do share the link Tobi
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    Default Re: 190g Heckel tank

    Thank you so much for the reply. your filter media is very logical and well thought out. inexpensive too, always a plus. The JBL test kits are available here in the states, I was looking at them 2 days ago. I am planning on using pothos for my plants as Florida really frowns on the ones you are using. Again thank you very much for the information and help. Looking forward to your continuing exploits with our favorite fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleman View Post
    Thank you so much for the reply. your filter media is very logical and well thought out. inexpensive too, always a plus. The JBL test kits are available here in the states, I was looking at them 2 days ago. I am planning on using pothos for my plants as Florida really frowns on the ones you are using. Again thank you very much for the information and help. Looking forward to your continuing exploits with our favorite fish.
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    Thanks Ken.

    To be fair I still have loads to learn and do so as I go along.
    I have a new tank on the horizon (fingers crossed) for which I will not be using canisters, but will try to get a wet dry sump set up, actually using this 190 as the sump. We’ll see...

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    Default Re: 190g Heckel tank

    Quick Heckel snap

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    A few more. Waterchange tomorrow, i.e. glass will be cleaned
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