I'm planning on setting up a new 60P size tank and already bought the SUNSUN HW-603b (400l/h flow). After joining UKAPS, I realized that this flowrate is too low for the planted tank and that I need a pump or powerhead, any recommendations?
I have 2 and one of them leaked couple of times on its lid, I managed to fixed it with electrical tape and plumbers tape.it would leak at the slightest of touches, should have returned it ! but as it was only in use for a tank change over never got around to it.
Its 40mm x 35mm and the slots are 2mm wide, so very little will get through, even if the did they would be saved by the floss filter.Do you know how big the ‘cage’ thingy is? I don’t want it to suck small fish in.
Hi @Natthanon I would say for a 60L tank that SUNSUN canister should be OK. Depending on your plant mass, or if your injecting CO2, if you lack flow you can add a small power head such as the small and very affordable Pat mini 400l/h which can be regulated and its shrimp safe as well (sponge needs frequent cleaning though). I have two of those in each of my 150L densely planted tanks running full blast in addition to regular filtration.I'm planning on setting up a new 60P size tank and already bought the SUNSUN HW-603b (400l/h flow). After joining UKAPS, I realized that this flowrate is too low for the planted tank and that I need a pump or powerhead, any recommendations?
Hi @erwin123 Could you post a link to one of those pumps?USB pumps are so cheap (I get mine for US$3.50 a piece from China sellers) I feel there is really is no harm getting one and trying it out
Yep! The substrate level.... I think that is often the issue as plants grows dense... certainly was in my case.at substrate level, which I think is the area of "weakest" flow.
Are 2 (x5 flowrate) filter consider a x10 flow? Wouldn’t too much flow stresses fish around?You only need x10 flow if you add CO2, if you are low tech you can get by with much less turn-over.