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Old 01-12-2014
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The added oxygenation is needed for the bacteria in the media so I would keep the air pumps going if I were you. I have two Rena 400 air pumps powering two 4" disc type air stones in addition an Aqueon 1250 powerhead in my media chamber :

Ditto on the air pumps. K1 media requires more oxygen because it produces so much Bacteria.
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This is a short vid of the tank that this filter is running. This is about three days after a water change. Under normal/heavy feeding. As you can see, the filter does a nice job.

They would have to stop pooping for it to do a better job mechanically.

And the water is crunchy clear.

Anyway, I'm thinking about adding one of those "rocky sheet" backgrounds.

That way I dont have to worry about cleaning the back glass. And once the background get algea on it, it will match the rocks no mater what color it is originally.

The rocks in there are just now starting to go from brown diotom algae to green.

Looking forward to that.

And I plan on getting some Anubias.

I built the stand, filter, hood, everything...One step at a time, its coming together.

Also, This does not have the Monster Ray fixture on it.

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Beautiful tank, water looks great and those fish look better !! If you figure out how to get them to stop pooping let us know!!
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[QUOTE=SunnyHouTX;211553]The added oxygenation is needed for the bacteria in the media so I would keep the air pumps going if I were you. I have two Rena 400 air pumps powering two 4" disc type air stones in addition an Aqueon 1250 powerhead in my media chamber :

Yeah, If what the end result is that I have to have multiple air pumps running AND a powerhead...that seems to negate both goals.

One would be to use a only power head to have the filter be as quiet as possible.

The other would be to have less things cluttering up stuff and less plugged in.

Another thought is that two air pumps at about $40 each and a power head at ???... Is just more expensive than one single powerful airpump.

I think the AP 20 is supposed to be pretty quiet, would provide the needed air for oxygen, would drive the K1 fine, be only one thing plugged in, and would come out to the same or less than two airpumps and a powerhead.

I think the AP 20 can be had for less than $100

Anyway, Just seems like the best bet for me.

John
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Tank and stock looks great.

I would suggest a luft pump but if quiet is what you want then no. My new luft pushes 70 LPM but is kinda loud. I am not one that is bothered by the noise though. Almost got the 100 LPM minute but will wait on that.
Coralife and Hydrofarm can be had for under 50 bucks @ 70 LPM.

You can get really nice 8" air disc from Kens at a nice price also. They are heavy long lasting and of nice quality.
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Tank and stock looks great.

I would suggest a luft pump but if quiet is what you want then no. My new luft pushes 70 LPM but is kinda loud. I am not one that is bothered by the noise though. Almost got the 100 LPM minute but will wait on that.
Coralife and Hydrofarm can be had for under 50 bucks @ 70 LPM.

You can get really nice 8" air disc from Kens at a nice price also. They are heavy long lasting and of nice quality.
Thanks for the sugestions! Ill look into those.

Seems that from the reviews that I read, the AP 20 might be a tad much! lol

So Ill look into the specs of the ones you mentioned.

Thanks!
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True. I already had those air pumps and powerhead on hand. The joys of being a quasi hoarder.
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