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Old 10-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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tank says only good for fW ...

I am looking at tanks online and found my ideal set up an aquarium with stand for 199.99;however, in the description it says its ideal for fw with no mention of sw is this still okay or do I need to keep looking?
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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What kind of SW tank are you looking to setup? Do you have a link to this particular setup so we can take a look? Generally the only difference is whether or not a tank is pre drilled with an overflow installed - which is only good if you want to run a sump.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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Don't plan on sump.Just a filter/or powerhead/filter in one and heater.Here is a picture:
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I think a koralia evolution pump and an aquaclear filter would be better filtration, but that is okay...not the best if you want to keep corals though.
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Thanks for the advice.Does Aqua Clear have internal filters, like the ones I posted?
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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No they don't, I haven't seen anyone on youtube or on here or anywhere else (so far) that uses internal filters..they are usually for FW. If you want internal filtration and don't mind doing a DIY project you could silicon a back wall and add section (like the biocube). Is there a reason why you want the internal filter opposed to an external one?
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I live in an apartment and my husband and I don't want a mess or to much noise.My selections are limited to Petsmart which caters to fw and a small local saltwater fish store.I am concerned about shipping to much equipment because we live out in the middle of nowheresville. I have considered fw but they aren't as pretty or vibrate.That being said,I want to do what's best for the fish and I want to be able to enjoy the fish for a long time.
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I live in an apartment and my husband and I don't want a mess or to much noise.My selections are limited to Petsmart which caters to fw and a small local saltwater fish store.I am concerned about shipping to much equipment because we live out in the middle of nowheresville. I have considered fw but they aren't as pretty or vibrate.That being said,I want to do what's best for the fish and I want to be able to enjoy the fish for a long time.
Look into Fluval's external canister filters. I bought mine at petsmart and they are unbelievably silent! And it works extremely well.
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I wouldn't worry much about shipping - A lot of folks build entire tank setups via shipped items (I have a few times myself).

I agree, if quiet is a factor, look into canister filters. You can not even tell they are running unless you touch them. They are silent. Especially the eheims and fluvals.
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Thanks for the advice!I will look into canister filters.What are your opinions on the tank I posted?Will it work with a canister filter if I decide to go that route?
Also what should the output be be for a 36 gal tank?for my 25 gal it was 145.
One more question,will I need a powerhead?
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