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Old 05-28-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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What filter should I get for my 45 gallon?
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:14 AM   #2
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What filter should I get for my 45 gallon?
IMO go with aquaclear 110.

http://www.thatpetplace.com/aquaclea...filter-110-gal

Have you thought of painting the back ground? What are you planning on keeping in it?

Good luck with it!

Let's us know your plans.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:34 AM   #3
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Honestly I'm learning so much with my 20 gallon nano reef I have going I'm not sure what I want to do with this one. I just wanna make sure everything is perfect for what ever I decided to put in there. Any ideas?

I am going to be painting the background tomorrow.
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Well I'm partial to Cichlid's, you could do a few Malawi cichlids. Maybe some yellow labs with some orange ones. Or a sick Convict tank? Convicts are very very hardy and IMO are a fun fish to watch. Not colorful but non the less a fun fish.
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The 20 gallon in my room is in a processed cichild tank. I like them myself and find it relaxing to keep an eye on. My family is egging me more towards another saltwater. I eventually am looking into a strictly seahorse tank as well.
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The 20 gallon in my room is in a processed cichild tank. I like them myself and find it relaxing to keep an eye on. My family is egging me more towards another saltwater. I eventually am looking into a strictly seahorse tank as well.
If you like saltwater then by all means make it a real sick reef tank!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:50 AM   #7
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Decide if you want live rocks and/or HOB/canister. You really only need one of them. IMO you should go with the live rocks and skip the HOB/canister. Get a few pounds of live rocks and the rest can be base rocks. 50-60lbs of rocks is fine.

Also you may also want to look into a skimmer and sump (both are available as HOB). Both help keep the water cleaner and perhaps could possibly make less frequent water changes.
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I've decided to make it an African chiclids. what would be the recommended filter and what other hardware would I need for their breeds?
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I would ask this question in the FW forum in the cichlid sub-forrum. Good luck.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:31 AM   #10
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HOB or canister filter is fine. You have to really read the reviews of each. I tried both. First I had the HOB. It was good, but I was told by many people that canisters were better. So I went to get a canister. Now I wish I never bought the canister and switched back to the HOB. HOB is just easier to clean on a weekly basis and that is my top priority.
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