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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fujisasuke View Post
    Nice scape bro! Are you going to add some Sulawesi Shrimps in? They love those rocks, i used to keep them using those rocks too.

    Can i find out where did you get your dennerli's black gravel from?
    Sulawesi shrimps were my original intention, but Iím not confident theyíll work with my plants now (heavily fertilized using EI and co2 enriched).

    I got the gravel from seaview aka nanyang aquarium.


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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Quote Originally Posted by blu3her0 View Post
    Iím using aquael unimax 500 after I broke the sicce whale 350 by accident awhile back.

    Overkill for sure, but the Buceps and I appreciate the rapid flow (which means I donít need a wave maker anymore)


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    I don't think it's overkill. You can never over-filter a tank but it's possible to have too much flow. As long as the flow can be controlled, I think it's fine.

    Personally, I shoot for 20x flowrate. More flow, more filter media space and longer intervals between maintenance. What's not to like, right?
    My Current Journals: Nano Iwagumi Tank | Nano Shrimp Tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanoScaper View Post
    I don't think it's overkill. You can never over-filter a tank but it's possible to have too much flow. As long as the flow can be controlled, I think it's fine.

    Personally, I shoot for 20x flowrate. More flow, more filter media space and longer intervals between maintenance. What's not to like, right?
    On-point, mate!


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    blu3her0, your filter piqued my interest when I found out that it comes with two sets of inlets/outlets.

    I visited the manufacturer's website and found some info about the Aquael UNIMAX 500 but I hope you don't mind me asking you more about it.

    1. I wanted to ask you what's the inlet/outlet hose size and found out it's actually 16/22mm. Have you tried using a hose of that size and lily pipes for this filter?
    2. If I only want to use only one set of inlet/outlet, will it be possible to disable the other set of inlet/outlet? Just asking in case that option is required.
    3. Any other issues you have with using this filter? Or, what features do you like on this filter compared to other filters you've used?
    4. Price is about $300+, correct?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Hi, youíre right that the filter comes with 16/22 hoses. Iíve not used any lily pipes for this setup though, as I like the black pipes and the interlocking mechanism offered to connect the inlet and outlet snugly together.

    Thatís an good question, but I donít see any means to just use a set of inlets/outlets from my usage so far. Will be great if thereís a means for that though. Currently one set of inlet/outlets are used to drive the chiller and the Co2 inline diffuser, so the flow is significantly reduced for that particular outflow (if flow is a concern).

    Yeah, I got it for slightly less than 400.

    Quote Originally Posted by NanoScaper View Post
    blu3her0, your filter piqued my interest when I found out that it comes with two sets of inlets/outlets.

    I visited the manufacturer's website and found some info about the Aquael UNIMAX 500 but I hope you don't mind me asking you more about it.

    1. I wanted to ask you what's the inlet/outlet hose size and found out it's actually 16/22mm. Have you tried using a hose of that size and lily pipes for this filter?
    2. If I only want to use only one set of inlet/outlet, will it be possible to disable the other set of inlet/outlet? Just asking in case that option is required.
    3. Any other issues you have with using this filter? Or, what features do you like on this filter compared to other filters you've used?
    4. Price is about $300+, correct?

    Thank you in advance.



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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Now that the tank is almost ready (or perhaps not since I will be adding more plants along the way), Iíll be looking into adding more livestock. Currently the cleaning crew consisting of 3 otocinclus, 10 nerite snails, 10 yamatoes have been doing their job well. Will wish to add some nice fish to fit the scape (but must be able to take high flow though).

    Tucano tetras are top of the list, but not too sure how theyíll fare in a high flow tank. Anyone with experiences with them in high flow setups?


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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Quote Originally Posted by blu3her0 View Post
    Now that the tank is almost ready (or perhaps not since I will be adding more plants along the way), I’ll be looking into adding more livestock. Currently the cleaning crew consisting of 3 otocinclus, 10 nerite snails, 10 yamatoes have been doing their job well. Will wish to add some nice fish to fit the scape (but must be able to take high flow though).

    Tucano tetras are top of the list, but not too sure how they’ll fare in a high flow tank. Anyone with experiences with them in high flow setups?


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    Following you on fauna to add.
    My Glowlight danio definitely enjoyed my flow.

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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    How the inlet/outlets are placed


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    Quote Originally Posted by blu3her0 View Post
    Hi, youíre right that the filter comes with 16/22 hoses. Iíve not used any lily pipes for this setup though, as I like the black pipes and the interlocking mechanism offered to connect the inlet and outlet snugly together.

    Thatís an good question, but I donít see any means to just use a set of inlets/outlets from my usage so far. Will be great if thereís a means for that though. Currently one set of inlet/outlets are used to drive the chiller and the Co2 inline diffuser, so the flow is significantly reduced for that particular outflow (if flow is a concern).

    Yeah, I got it for slightly less than 400.
    Thanks for clarifying the things I asked earlier.

    Quote Originally Posted by blu3her0 View Post
    How the inlet/outlets are placed


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    Thank you for also providing these photos of how you utilize both sets of inlet/outlet.

    May I ask, is there any particular reason why you place both sets of inlet/outlet at one corner?

    I've always thought that two sets of inlet/outlet is better utilize if they are placed like the image below.



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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Youíre most welcome! I placed the inlets/outlets in this manner because I wish to hide them (the pipes being at 16/22 are thick and bulky in a 2 feet setup) also because the flow from just one (hidden behind) is strong enough on its own to go around the tank (the other have a reduced flow due to it passing through a chiller and the inline CO2 diffuser).


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    Quote Originally Posted by blu3her0 View Post
    Youíre most welcome! I placed the inlets/outlets in this manner because I wish to hide them (the pipes being at 16/22 are thick and bulky in a 2 feet setup) also because the flow from just one (hidden behind) is strong enough on its own to go around the tank (the other have a reduced flow due to it passing through a chiller and the inline CO2 diffuser).


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    Ah, I understand now. Thanks!
    My Current Journals: Nano Iwagumi Tank | Nano Shrimp Tank

    My name is Rezdwan Hamid but you can call me Wan.

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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Trying out some fancy tiger gene shrimps from a breeder friend. 5th day in the tank, and it foraging all over. Keeping my fingers crossed, if all goes well might just get an army of wine reds to add some specks of redness in the tank


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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Trying out some fancy tiger gene shrimps from a breeder friend. 5th day in the tank, and it foraging all over. Keeping my fingers crossed, if all goes well might just get an army of wine reds to add some specks of redness in the tank


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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Quote Originally Posted by blu3her0 View Post
    Trying out some fancy tiger gene shrimps from a breeder friend. 5th day in the tank, and it foraging all over. Keeping my fingers crossed, if all goes well might just get an army of wine reds to add some specks of redness in the tank


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    Re: Sulawesi rocks scape

    Good stuff, as usual.

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