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Originally Posted by dpsa98
I recently picked up a 29 gal
tall tank with : Fluval 204 filter, Top Fin Power Filter 30, Proquatics Thermofilter 4 in 1, and a 150w heater all brand new for $50.00.
The Fluval would be a good way of providing extra water flow though the tank. You would be better of running it empty and if needed or desired, just use it for carbon.
The top fin is basicaly a "knock off" of the Penguin with a bio wheel. You may or may not wish to use it. It really depends on the amount of rock and/or sand you use. The wheel basically provides surface area for aerobic bacteria which sufficient sand and rock will do much the same.
The thermofilter was developed for UG filters and water polishing. If anything I would remove the media from it as well and just use it as a regular PH
I have been reading books and posts here to find information I need to get started.
Great to hear that, keep up the research and you should do fine!!
I know that I dont have the right lighting but from what I have read if I change to metal halide 2 bulb blue and white lighting it would make my tank to hot so im not sure what to do there?
A 2x55w Pc
light set up would probably be your best choice. It's pretty good and will allow you to keep most soft and LPS
Post the questions you need until you understand. AquariumAdvice is a great resource. There are some articles
on the home page that you should definately read thouroughly and I hope they help.