It is just the standard foam filter, I was looking into a possible replacement but wouldn't know where to startYou don’t say what the filtration is you have at present?
I would sort that out first before adding another fish, a Royal gramma, firefish, yellow watchman goby are some to look into.
It is just the standard foam filter, I was looking into a possible replacement but wouldn't know where to start
Should I continue to run a protein skimmer or replace that as well?
Thanks I was curious because I saw the extra basket needed both slots and I have a protein skimmer in oneif you do not need the space for other things, if it’s seems to be pulling out stuff then yes carry on using it but it’s not needed, good to have as it helps with getting oxygen into the water but you will be fine without it, so keep if you like it or remove if it’s a pain to keep altering it and cleaning etc.
Thanks I was curious because I saw the extra basket needed both slots and I have a protein skimmer in one
Cool thanks for the tip. Also, if I get chaeto I'd need another light specifically for that rightchanging out floss regularly will remove far more than a skimmer in a nano, they don’t tend to be that good, so it’s a nice extra but I would go for the basket etc first and if you still need something to fill the gap then think of the skimmer.
Cool thanks for the tip. Also, if I get chaeto I'd need another light specifically for that right
Thanks a ton for the help.yes, they do ones that can go in the water with it, but treat the chaeto as the skimmer, only if you are stuck for something to fill a gap.
Think of it this way, what we are trying to do with most of these big expensive equipment and methods is to keep clean water, with a 200g tank, changing water is a pain to do and expensive, so they came up with skimmers and chaeto etc to help reduce the amount of water changes, with a nano with can get the very best water quality with a simple water change, easy to do and cheap.
+1The Evo is a great little tank, but the "sump" has limited space, and there are tradeoffs.
I have a UV sterilizer, media basket, and heater in the back. It hasn't left me room for the Fluval protein skimmer, which I also have.
My recommendations: get InTank's Media Basket 1 and load it with floss and chemipure (or carbon). If you want to grow chaeto, you can peel off the backing and mount a fluval magnetic fuge light where basket 1 or 2 is. I wouldn't recommend this, personally.
Forget about basket 2.
-get the plug for the back wall to improve flow into the "sump".
-replace the pump with a Sicce 1.0