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New Jewel Rio 300 Setup

Good Morning!

I am new to the forum and would consider my self a noobie in the fishkeeping world!

I have had a 150l tank for about 2 years now. For the past year i have been looking after discusautolinker.com autolinking image using a 300l external filter, submerged heater and attempted to keep some java fern ( Not very experienced ). Keeping discusautolinker.com autolinking image i am very aware of my water parameters and it has if anything made me more knowledgeable than i would be if i was to keep other fish.

I have enjoyed my journey in the fish keeping world and have decided to upgrade to a 350L tank. Obviously i have done a hell of a lot of research and won't be changing over until the new tank has been setup and fully cycled. But before i even think about cycling my tank i would love to get some advice in what i am trying to achieve.

I would like plants as they are a great asset to the tank providing oxygenation, compete with algae, absorb nitrates and fish love them. So i would like to start with plants such as anubias which require no substrate however i would like to lay some substrate in place for additional plants to be added in the future.

The questions i would like to ask:
Would a submerged flow pump be a good way to create flow to distribute the injected co2 around the tank or would that create oxygen which would let the co2 escape or is it even necessary to do this in this size tank? If this is an option i have chosen a pump in the equipment section below, would this be adequate?

What is a good substrate to be added under sand (Ideally i would like to create a sort of uneven terrain)?

With the lighting mentioned in the equipment below would that be sufficient or too much?

Equipment for the new tank so far:
Juwel Rio 300 (Tank)
2x T5 Lights with reflectors
2x T8 Lights with reflectors
Oase Bio Master 600
Heater
co2 injection ( not yet purchased )
2 x 25kg Silver Sand
Aqua Medic EcoDrift 4.0 (Was the pump i had in mind for water flow)


Any additional suggestions would be appreciated as i am very open to advice and criticism! I look forward to your responses and would love to keep everyone updated on my new project.

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Re: New Jewel Rio 300 Setup

Hi Nathan,

Welcome to the forum
I am happy but you enjoy the hobby and want upgrade your tank!
What discusautolinker.com autolinking image do you have?

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Re: New Jewel Rio 300 Setup

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The questions i would like to ask:
1. Would a submerged flow pump be a good way to create flow to distribute the injected co2 around the tank or would that create oxygen which would let the co2 escape or is it even necessary to do this in this size tank? If this is an option i have chosen a pump in the equipment section below, would this be adequate?

2. What is a good substrate to be added under sand (Ideally i would like to create a sort of uneven terrain)?

3. With the lighting mentioned in the equipment below would that be sufficient or too much?
2x T5 Lights with reflectors
2x T8 Lights with reflectors
Nathan,

Welcome to the forum!

1. It would be a great way, just ensure that it's aimed low in the tank, so as not to agitate the surface and promote gas exchange/off-gassing of CO2. And for clarification, you can have high levels of O2 AND CO2 at the same time (excesss O2 is what makes plants "pearl"), the two are not mutually exclusive.

2. I've heard of people using egg crate or other plastic to form slopes in their tanks. You could always use small rocks or gravel, too.

3. Your lighting looks good, but if you see algae you can scale back the amount of time the lights are on, and amp up the photoperiod if your plants aren't getting enough light. Also, keep in mind things like glass covers on a tank can reduce the amount of light energy entering the tank by up to 20% (more if they're dirty).

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