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    hi guys, used to be BIG time into jdm cars. Going to try this now. I am a complete novice
     
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    Hey yakuza welcome to APSA , your not alone I'm also a car guy turned to the aquarium side. You have a lot of help here..
     
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    I'm still a car guy... No harm in doing both!
    What car do you have? Did you have?
     
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    Welcome to the more eco friendly side of life...LOL

    If you have a tank already...start a thread with some specs (photos if possible...we LOVE photos on here)
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome. No harm in being both except your pocket.had 1996 Nissan GT-R 32 sadly sold now. image.jpg
     
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    Ok here are some images. Wood is soaking, and tank is here. The idea is to create a bonsai ish tree in the middle with moss on the the spider wood I added to the drift wood, with ground cover. So not too planted I'm still learning. I have a million questions. Like will this filter work? Lighting sufficient ? The pump I'm using is 2000l/h and it has 2 t8 bulbs image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Looks like an interesting tank. Planting may be a nightmare with the depth though. Also lighting and flow are things that you will need to consider.
     
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    You can make something nice.. how?

    Moss, ferns and anubias.. ferns attached to rocks and dropped at the bottom.. moss and anubias on the wood.. all creeping up..
     
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    I am a bit worried about the filter system, and advice on what to get?
     
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    image.jpg So I need help..... What filter media to put in where?

    section 1:
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    Section 2:
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    Section 3:
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    This is a trickle filter? Water gets pumped into the top compartment and drains through the layers and out at the bottom?

    If so I would put:
    Top basket - batting/filter wool, sponge
    Middle basket - matrix, ceramic noodles, the balls that are currently there...
    Bottom basket - Purigen and things like coral (if you run CO2), activated carbon (if you want to remove meds or polish your water), more matrix...
     
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    Oh yes, I've never used a trickle filter so this is my assumption...
     
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    Correct it's a trickle filter, will this be ok to run in a semi planted tank ? The pump will cycle the water 6 times a hour. Also no CO2 if I need I'll get....
     

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