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My Modded Fluval Flex

Discussion in 'Fresh & Planted Nano Tanks' started by Andycap84, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Andycap84

    Andycap84 New Member

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    My Modded Fluval Flex 15g

    If you own a Fluval Flex, join the group. Fluval Flex Enthusiasts on Facebook.

    Decorative:

    Mopani Driftwood
    Spider Wood
    Dragon Stone

    Anubias Nana
    Cabomba
    Amazon Sword
    Hygrophilia
    Echinodorus "Reni"

    Ferts/Gas

    Flourish Iron
    Flourish Potassium
    Flourish Phosphorus
    Flourish
    Prime

    Co2 setup is Oistra 95g disposable bottles with 3in1 diffuser.

    Tank Mates

    Endlers
    Cobra Guppies
    Assassin Snails
    Ghost Shrimp
    Crystal Red Shimp

    Filtration

    Fluidized Marineland Media balls
    Filter Floss
    Bio Media Bag
    *No Carbon*
    JBJ Lighting Nanozapp-3 Watt Uv-C Inline Sterilizer

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. TalhaMalik

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    Hello. New to the forum.
    Have just purchased 57l flex. Installed an inline co2 diffuser by UP and planning to run moving K1 Micro in the pump chamber.

    Andy can you send pics/ explain how you have modded the filter bays? Wondering what to do in the first bay.
    Also any issues with the size of the slats for the intake at all? I'm worried chilli rasboras/ shrimp will easily fit through the gaps!

    B Regards

    Talha
     
  4. Andycap84

    Andycap84 New Member

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    The intake holes are too big. If you haven't filled it yet, silicone screen mesh on the inside of the intake holes. If you've filled it already, cut large pieces of the black filter sponge to shove between the glass and the intake holes.

    As for fluidized media. You remove the old cartridge. Add an air line to the bottom of the middle chamber. Hold the air line down with suction cups. Add your K1 and start the air pump. The air will start the fluidization of the media and return the cleaned water to the output pump.

    I added filter floss to the first chamber since I was no longer using the cartridge .

    Hope this helps.

    I have pics on the Facebook group Fluval Flex Enthusiasts. Join. Hope to see you there.

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  5. TalhaMalik

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    Thank you very much for the prompt reply.
    Unfortunately i am no longer on any social media so can't access the group!

    I was thinking of leaving the standard black cartridge in middle chamber and fill alfagrog at the bottom of the middle chamber?

    Was thinking of placing the moving media in 3rd chamber alongside heater and pump. Any thoughts?

    Having trouble finding this mesh tape, can you post a link when you get a chance please?
     
  6. Andycap84

    Andycap84 New Member

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    The mesh is screening. Screen can be found at the hardware store. Cut it to the size of the intake hole like a patch and silicone the edges. Let dry overnight. Now you can keep small fish and shrimp.

    As for your media idea, I'm sure it will work just the same. Most sump systems have the fluid media in the middle. But I don't see why you couldn't have it closer to the pump.

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    Hi. How often and in what volumes do you dose the potassium, phosphorus and iron?
     
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