Equipment for planted tanks, PROs and CONs

WeeNe858

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C J Castle

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Seachem Flourish Excel

$5 - $10 depending on selected size

Pros: Effective and easy to use...
Cons: Has been known to damage/kill various species (riccia, vallis and shrimp are most commonly known to have problems with this product...)

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http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/
 

Haag13

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Red Sea CO2 Reactor 200
$18.99
Pros: Easy mounting, check valve and bubble counter integrated.
Cons: Half the bubbles it releases are very tiny and exactly what I was looking for, but the other half are way too large for any real diffusion(bigger even than that of a standard airstone) and they go straight to the water's surface and are wasted. These larger bubbles are from CO2 escaping between the micro bubble diffuser plate and the rubber o-ring. I tried reassembling it several times(even tried adding another o-ring that I had on hand) but could not get it to stop letting the co2 escape. I would not recommend this product at all. It does for $18.99 what an airstone will do for $1.00.
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I bought it at the local fish store but they sell it for the same price at their own website. www.thatpetplace.com
 

WyldFya

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Eheim: Pro 3 2080
$319.99 filled
PRO: great pump, fast flow
CON: not a good mech filter
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Eheim: Pro 3e 2078
$304.99 empty
PRO: Great filter, great pump, good at mech.
CON: None
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mgamer20o0

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evercl92;616837; said:
Greg Watson Fertlizers
price depends on what you order
Pro: I don't know that you could get cheaper ferts, especially if you have a big / multiple tanks. easy to measure, easy to dose
Con: Takes some getting used to
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www.gregwatson.com
sold his fert business. now can be found here. new guy runs it.
http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/
also upped his prices.

Brilliant;715400; said:
http://www.current-usa.com/
Rex Grigg CO2 Regulator
$137 Shipped
Pros: Quality built product, custom configurations available, set it and forget it
Cons: None
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http://www.rexgrigg.com/sale.html
made a site for his stuff for sell. can be found here.
http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/

rex grigg ferts
pros cheaper and even sold by half pound.
cons doesnt have a ordering system everything by email. adds on for paypal but still cheaper.
 

WyldFya

Baryancistrus demantoides
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RED SEA: Freshwater Lab Deluxe
$37.99
PRO: Includes just about every test kit you need for planted aquariums including CO2, Fe, GH and KH.
CON: Does not come with nitrate test kit.
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WyldFya

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Hagen: Glo T5 HO Dual linear 24" Light
$60.58 w/o bulbs
PROS: Amazing light output, high quality construction, low cost, light bulb cost is very low as well.
CONS: none.
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WolfFisho1

Feeder Fish
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WyldFya;612888; said:
Hagen CO2 reactor kit
19.99
Decent for a beginning intro to co2 for a small planted tank. Pretty decent design, very similar to a DIY design.
PRO: Cheap cost relatively speaking, and ease of use. Good diffusion ladder.
CON: expensive for the design. Not able to do an aquarium larger than 30 gallons effectively.
www.drsfosterandsmith.com
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Can i use yeast in this instead of using their tablet things that cost 7 bucks!? Because on the website http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=8981&Nty=1&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=All&pc=1&N=0&Ntt=hagen%20co2&Np=1 under more information u still have to add sugar to the mix so would i be able to use yeast instead of the tablets they provide?
 

hillbilly

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AH Supply: 4x96 watt Compact Fluorescent Light Kit $214.99 Blubs extra.
Pros: High quality retrofit light kit with outstanding reflectors. Kits provide everything you need to install the kit, no trips to the hardware store.
Cons: Not a plug and play unit. You must construct your own housing, or retrofit an old one.
Contact: www.ahsupply.com
AH Supply
200 Industrial Park, Suite 101
Bloomfield, NY 144469
(585) 657-4794
 

albirdy

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WyldFya;1167775; said:
Hagen: Glo T5 HO Dual linear 24" Light
$60.58 w/o bulbs
PROS: Amazing light output, high quality construction, low cost, light bulb cost is very low as well.
CONS: none.
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