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Old 03-05-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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I have an 85g tank long and I wanted to see what type of filtration I would need for my cichlid tank.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
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What kind of cichlids??
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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What kind of cichlids??
African. And mostly peacock. I have 3 peacock 1 yellow lab and not 100% what the other one is called.


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But right now I have 2 bio wheel 280 emperor power filters.
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I used to have my mbunas in a tank with an aquatech 30-60 (a long time ago). I get much better filtration and water quality with the marineland C-360 canister filter. Much much better.
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I used to have my mbunas in a tank with an aquatech 30-60 (a long time ago). I get much better filtration and water quality with the marineland C-360 canister filter. Much much better.
Oh ok thank you
Very much if any other suggestions would help as well
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Maybe an emporer 400 added with a 280, or a couple aquaclear 110's.
canisters could be a fluval 405 with a hob,ehiem 2217, or a fluval fx5.
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Maybe an emporer 400 added with a 280, or a couple aquaclear 110's.
canisters could be a fluval 405 with a hob,ehiem 2217, or a fluval fx5.
Oh ok ok I'm trying to see what would be best / affordable and what else would I need. Think of it as starting from scratch
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I have an emporer 400 on my 40 gallon and i really like it.
2 would be good for a 80 gallon.
2 aquaclear 110s would work.
Alot of people have a canister filter and a hob filter.
Ive heard nothing but goosdthings from ehiem products, so the 2217, and one of ur 280's or a emporer 400, or an aquaclear 110 would be a great combination.
Alot of people like fluval products also. Maybe a 405,or a 406 with a hob filter would be good too.
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I you want a little cheaper option you could get 2 emporer 400s shipped on amazon for about $88
Or 2 aquaclear 110's on amazon for about $130.
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I you want a little cheaper option you could get 2 emporer 400s shipped on amazon for about $88
Or 2 aquaclear 110's on amazon for about $130.
I think I'll try to go with the fluval 405 or 406.
Just need to muster up some quick cash
Thanks for all the suggestions
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