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My Planted 55gal

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by jasonG, May 21, 2010.

  1. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    I got one of these sponges for my SMALL 20 gallon filter...it was a sponge replacement for a Fluval. However I havent found one big enough for my 55 gallon filter, its tube is about the size of a quarter.

    it is a Odyssea CFS4

    Dimensions - 9.50" x 8.50" x 16.75"
    Parts and tubing add 4.00" in height
    4 stage filter media
    Includes all parts - Plug and Play
    Flow rate: 300 GPH
    Includes all filtration media
    Motor head color: black
    Body color: transparent green
    Assembly diagram on box, no manual
    Suitable for freshwater and marine
     
  2. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    When you get it measure the inlet and see if its a circle or rectangle port. The ones I showed you fit a 1" AC70 as well as a 1/2" mag 350 inlet.
     
  3. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    It will be here tomorrow, and someone told me that I need to run it along with my other filter for the 1st month. I will be moving my 55gal filter to my next project..30 Gal Tang Cichlid shelly tank.
     
  4. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    Now that the Kuhlis have settled down a little I was able to snap a shot.

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    And here is my dojo

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    Being feeding time I guess they will stay still for you.....


    Here is the CLEAN CLEAR full tank

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  5. FishVixen

    FishVixen Active Member

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  6. MOD_Dawn

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    nice and open...lots of swimmy space :)
     
  7. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    im gonna cry!!! i miss my 55!!! sniff sniff. very pretty
     
  8. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    looks very nice !!
     
  9. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    OK picked up my C02 today...We'll see if this cheap stuff will work first before I venture into the MORE expensive stuff. Also installed my new Canister filter this weekend and I really like it. Also added a little something else...

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    Added 3 Angels

    Currect stock
    6 Cardinal Tetras
    6 peppered Corys
    4 Kulhis
    3 Angels
    2 Ottos
    1 Dojo

    OH yea and my Bristlenose
     
  10. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    pretty marbled angels you got there!
    I recommend some vals for them to swim through :)
     
  11. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    nice looking angels.
     
  12. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    I have some Vals
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    And I am planning on getting a bunch more but they are really hard to find, unless they are called something else I can not find them on Aquabid.
     
  13. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Wow, those are small...guess I'm used to getting them already over 12"

    Vallisneria
    petsolutions carries them (italian and contortion), ebay has jungle val, aquabid has italian -- type in val, and there's several other places that have them (check out the fish stores).

    Aquarium Plant Dealers List Online
     
  14. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    Yes I actually after this message found some on ebay and ordered them. They should be here today. Also guys I installed Co2 Wednesday, I bought the Co2 system that Petsmart sells (Hagen Plant Grow Natural System with CO2). I left Friday for vacation and came back monday to a very big surprise, my Water Sprite was TWICE if not 3 times its size when I left. Now this unit states it works up to 40 gallons so I know that I might have to buy another one. Once I get a chance I will get a before and after picture.

    Also came home to find my new Canister NOT working. Contacted the company I got it from and shipped the power head back. Very disturbing, only 2 weeks old, I am glad that I had not taken the HOB filter off yet...And now MAY not.
     
  15. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    Ok here is a before and after of my Sprite (pre C02)


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    3 Days Later


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  16. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    I'd say that's one heck of a before and after. VERY impressive :)
     
  17. jasonG

    jasonG Thread Starter New Member

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    OK guys update on the 55 community....I feel complete now with it, now it is time for all the plants to fill in.

    This tank has come a long ways from Feb.

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    TO FINALLY THIS .....



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    I picked up 2 Amazon Swords (first ever) and a banana lily. Now in the near future I will be going presuized and that's probably it for this tank.

    On to either a 55 cichlid or 55 Marine.
     
  18. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    impressive looking setup, really like the display with the driftwood.
     
  19. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    looks good...i really like the center piece !