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Old 09-07-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
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Tank and Setup ?

I'm waiting for my Fenner & Paletta books in the mail. I've been browsing the web for tanks and it seems overwhelming. Acrylic vs glass is #1?
I plan on having the tank against a wall which is probably about 20 ft from the kitchen tap. Mind you, I haven't read the books yet, is the built in filtration system say such as the SeaClear II or the Eclipse better for what I have in mind? I would like to have a fish only set up and 40-55 gallon tank. Thanks....Mike.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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kitchen tap caught my eye....gotta ask if you plan on using tap water for your tank and if you do, warn you that that is usually not the best plan.
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No worries there. When I was perusing the various tank "systems" that incorporate the filter system in the hood they make the claim of no "outside plumbing". The dummy that I am made an assumption that I would need to hook up the filter to some water source...help.......
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to be honest, I cannot be much help as I have never had a system like the one you are referring to. I just know that tap water is not a good source for the water that will be used to mix salt etc.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:48 PM   #5
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