Hagen Fluval Flex Bio Co2....34 Litre!

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  1. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Crew
    Picked up this little tank for the hall or living room...got a bit of a reduction in the price from Amazon £78.00!
    Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet!
    Probably start as a slow burner then add CO2!
    Got stuff on order...;)

    Hagen Mini Flex. (Small).jpg
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  2. jcspotless

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    I have the 57L version. I think its a good tank, easy to maintain. I would say block the water inlets top and bottom (I did it with filter foam at bottom and floss at top. I had shrimp go straight in top (I had already done bottom). Doesn't seem to affect the flow from the water pump. Early days for my setup but be great to see what you have in mind.
     
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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi
    Thank you for the information regarding the filter...shame its not adjustable!
    Main picture was what I was aiming for........had to adjust the stones a tad!
    Collage Flex..jpg
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  4. Lee iley

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    Was looking at these for a shrimp only tank. Nice looking tank they are.
    Did you get the led light with this as well?
     
  5. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes Lee….comes with a dimmer setting!....:thumbup:
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  6. Lee iley

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    It's a really good buy I still might get one yet.
     
  7. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    You, would need to cover the intake grills with filter floss or filter sponge, as shrimp/small fish would get sucked into the filter chamber!
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  8. Lee iley

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Cheers Lee
     
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  9. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Time for a long awaited update!

    Substrate
    Tropica powder soil
    ADA Africa soil

    Hardscape
    Dragon Stone
    Manzanita

    Various plants
    Bucephalandra/Mini Java Fern/Crypts/Rotala sp Colorata/Anubias/Java Moss/Hydrocotyle mini/Riccardia sp graeffei.
    A few not so good night snaps!;)
    Fluval Flex 2..jpg hoggie
     
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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Update ;)
    So I didn't want to add full blown Co2 dosing with a Regulator/Cylinder, therefore opted for the JBL Bio Co2 dosing with the occasional Liquid Carbon!
    This has been running for 4 months and there has been a improvement in the plant health...:happy:
    Even had the Bucephalandra...flower!
    Added Fissidens fontanus….supplied by Filip Krupa:thumbup:
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