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Old 06-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #41
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I have a 20H tank ATM, I'm very close to being done the cycle in it now. I'm looking to get all the stuff to work in my 50 first them ill move everything over from the 20 to the 50. I'm thinking about getting a penguin emperor, but I don't know what filtration is best for a 50 because ill be using sand? (I want my tank to have a dark sand+drift wood coming out then some plants) I'm not sure yet though.
I'm getting the rena xp4 ( xp xl). I personally wouldn't get hob filters for tanks bigger than 40-50 gallons. Hobs seem to break down easier when in a bigger tank. Sand is fine with hobs and canisters. Canisters provide more filtration and will clean the water a lot better. Canisters ( fluval 306/406, marineland
c-350/c-450, or the rena filstars ) are a bang for the $.
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I'm getting the rena xp4 ( xp xl). I personally wouldn't get hob filters for tanks bigger than 40-50 gallons. Hobs seem to break down easier when in a bigger tank. Sand is fine with hobs and canisters. Canisters provide more filtration and will clean the water a lot better. Canisters ( fluval 306/406, marineland
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If you do get an HOB, get an AquaClear over the Emperor. A lot quieter and flexible media options.
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If you do get an HOB, get an AquaClear over the Emperor. A lot quieter and flexible media options.
+1 for aquaclear if you don't get canister. They are definitely a lot quieter. Emperors are known to be a bit noisy. I prefer canisters over all hobs though.
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+1 for aquaclear if you don't get canister. They are definitely a lot quieter. Emperors are known to be a bit noisy. I prefer canisters over all hobs though.
Thanks so much guys for all the help! Is it true that I can transfer my filter media in to the new filter or canister, same for the decorations to have an instant cycle??
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Thanks so much guys for all the help! Is it true that I can transfer my filter media in to the new filter or canister, same for the decorations to have an instant cycle??
To transport the media to a canister, you will need to pour out the carbon/whatever is inside cartridge into one of the media baskets. But you don't need to do that because the gravel also has a lot of bacteria. You can just take the hob filter out and put in a new filter. Bacteria from gravel will get sucked into filter and start growing in the filter.
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Thanks so much guys for all the help! Is it true that I can transfer my filter media in to the new filter or canister, same for the decorations to have an instant cycle??
What kind of filter are you running on the 20? When you are ready to transfer everything to the 50, you can run BOTH filters for a while (the one from the 20 and the new one). Probably better (as you mentioned) to transfer some of the current media to the new filter. Not sure if it is an instant cycle but more of a continuation of the existing one.
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What kind of filter are you running on the 20? When you are ready to transfer everything to the 50, you can run BOTH filters for a while (the one from the 20 and the new one). Probably better (as you mentioned) to transfer some of the current media to the new filter. Not sure if it is an instant cycle but more of a continuation of the existing one.
I have a penguin 100 & 150 running ATM!
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I have a penguin 100 & 150 running ATM!
You could run all 3 temporarily and slowly phase out of the penguins over time. You could keep one of the penguins running with the new one of you want.
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You could run all 3 temporarily and slowly phase out of the penguins over time. You could keep one of the penguins running with the new one of you want.
You could do that too. Have all three for around 1 week, then remove one hob, and if you want, keep one penguin and the canister running.
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You could do that too. Have all three for around 1 week, then remove one hob, and if you want, keep one penguin and the canister running.
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