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Old 08-02-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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Disaster averted/new problem

So my gf and I were sitting on the couch watching shark week (awesome!!!) I noticed the water level in my tank drastically dropping at a fast rate. I run over to find water gushing out of the filter area. I have not yet been able to find out where the leak os coming from...Everything in the tank appears to be ok, but I now have a new problem. I need to find a new filter. My budget is $150 for a 29g filter. Suggestions please...
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:31 AM   #2
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The tank size is 29g? You can find a filter no problem for one that smal
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:19 AM   #3
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Yeah tank is 29g...I don't want to waste money on a so so filter. I would like to know what filters people use that actually work. The boxes and other marketing info lead us to believe that every filter is the best...I know differetn...
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:38 AM   #4
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Well a hang on the back filter is your best bet. Marineland or Aquaclear tend to be some of the best. Most of the filters I use are Marineland. You can get by with a smaller one, but I'd recommend a Penguin 350 or some other filter of similar size to that one. You can pick a Penguin 350 up for around $50-$60
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:42 AM   #5
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If you want something that will never leak go HOB. If you want the best performance go with a canister filter.
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Is this a FW or SW tank?
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:44 AM   #7
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Well most canister filters are too powerful for a 29g. Plus there's not reason in spending that kind of money for a filter on a smaller tank like a 29g. If you get something like a Penguin 350 then that also give you a filter to use if you upgrade up to a 55g.
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Is this a FW or SW tank?
Good question..I should've asked that
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It is SW thus the SW thread... I am leaning towards a smaller canister filter but am curious about them. Most are for 30+g or so it would appear. how will this affect a smaller tank?
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:55 AM   #10
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If you have enough LR you really don't need a filter for a SW tank. The LR is your filter. A filter would only be needed if you wanted to run other media. Now that's only if it's a "true" saltwater tank...lol
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