I plan on running both filters you mentioned, thanks for the tip about the tidal filter, I did put in the under sand plenum with a tee to draw mostly from the tank with a small amount of suction drawing from the plenum grid, I may have to play with it a bit but I think it should work well.VERY smart / clean set up. It will be brilliant. Is that the Fluval stand too? If it isn't you found a great match!
Are you still planning to use the SeaChem Tidal & Eheim 2236? If you are just one thing about the SeaChem Tidal 55 ... I have been running one for just over a year - good filter, with lots of flow. However, you need to keep the water level in the tank quite high otherwise the surface skimmer gets an air cavitation and it's REALLY noisy.
On my Fluval Venezia 190 L with its built-in light unit, which looks nice, the rim is 6 cm (3 in) + above the water line which means a small drop in the level with evaporation and the SeaChem creates quite the racket.
In May I will be setting up a Fluval Venezia 350 L when I do that the Tidal 55 will be re-purposed to another tank with a rim much closer to the water level. I will be using a AC 70 for the HOB on that tank with FX 5, Fluval 406 + corner Poret foam Matten Filter.
Thanks Victor, you would think Kessil would supply better set up instructions. oh well got it done via u-tube so it's all good.
Monte carlo or the new glosso jade carpeting plants around the wood? Tying or glue moss to the wood would add a nice natural depth to the scape.Thanks Lawson I kinda planned on some buce and cyprus helferi any other thoughts?