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I’m in Ontario. We have a Home Hardware that I always forget about (there’s a Home Depot right across the street from it where I always go)! Such a good idea! I’ll check it out today, thanks!FishMich said:HI Staci! Just wanted to say your tank set up is gorgeous! Love your custom made lid as well, your fish is going to have the nicest home!
I’m new to sponge filters too, just put one in our big tank. First time setting up airline tubing and a t valve (my air pump has outlets for two airline tubes, but I’m only running one sponge filter) and a check valve. The only thing is, I haven’t found a quiet air pump yet! We moved our 12 gallon to my bedroom, it’s only running an Aquaclear 20, and it’s very quiet compared to the EheI'm air pump running in my son’s bedroom for his 10 gallon. I’m going to try another less powerful EheI'm air pump. Also have a Penn Plax air pod for the 90 gallon, it’s louder than the FX6 canister filter! So my limited advice is to research and find a quiet air pump if you can (if noise bothers you).
Are you in Canada? I’m in BC went to many stores looking for ammonia without additives, found out many people use Old Country ammonia to cycle their aquariums. You can find it at Home Hardware. I started off cycling with fish food as well. Found it hard to target ammonia levels and the decomposing food got really nasty. If you wanted to try liquid ammonia, try there! Good luck!
I’m not super concerned with any noise as of now; I sleep with a pretty loud noise machine every night, anyways haha. It has apparently been good preparation for owning a bedroom aquarium!
Fingers crossed my Home Hardware has the ammonia! Then I’ll have to start researching how to use it.