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Old 08-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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So now what???

Well aparently my undergravel filter is a bad idea now. I feel like I am at square 1. I now with what I want do with this tank that the one little filter isn't going to be enough. I always used bio-wheels and I have to agree that they break fast so I don't want to put money into something that isn't going to work for awhile. I want something that will give me lots of water movement a good base for bacteria. I am not overstocking my tank but I want it filtered like an overstocked tank. My fish have always seemed happiest that way. So I need a good filter system that won't break the bank. What i have now is a 37g tall with a top fin 40 200gph HOB.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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good to see another minnesotan!! i usually shoot for 10x turnover or more. if you like the filter you have, you could just add a second one and be set. then if one goes out, you will always have another.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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Canisters are the way to go IMO. They are quiet, sit under the tank and don't need cleaning as often as HOBs.
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What brands are good brands of either? Can I run both? I will be setting up a new tank in October for my stepson and I would like to switch the topfin filter to that tank to help get it established.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
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Fluval AC power filters are awesome HOB filters, I'm a fan of Penn plaxx(?) Cascade and canisters, I also recommend fluval internal u2-u4 for dealing with bottom scum
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