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Old 06-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #51
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Is this any good?
It's ok but the uv light is a waste. It's so small it won't make a difference with the water. Also, the parts sometimes are a bit fragile but other than that, it's ok.
I prefer these canisters:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00026...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NR...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005QR...sr=8-1&pi=SL75
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It's ok but the uv light is a waste. It's so small it won't make a difference with the water. Also, the parts sometimes are a bit fragile but other than that, it's ok.
I prefer these canisters:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00026...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NR...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005QR...sr=8-1&pi=SL75
Ok since money isn't a problem when it comes to filters what is the best,, what is the easiest to set up? Also is it able to be set up straight out of the box?
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Ok since money isn't a problem when it comes to filters what is the best,, what is the easiest to set up? Also is it able to be set up straight out of the box?
Most canisters can be set up right out of the box. It comes with all the parts to set up. I think the rena or fluval are the best. I got a rena xp xl for my 55 gal. It runs great.
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Quick random question!! I'm in the middle of my cycle and my ammonia is .25 nitate .50 nitrate 5.0 how far am I?
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Quick random question!! I'm in the middle of my cycle and my ammonia is .25 nitate .50 nitrate 5.0 how far am I?
Everything must be zero except nitrate. Nitrate usually stays around .25-.5 for me. The cycling is getting there.
What filter are you using?
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Everything must be zero except nitrate. Nitrate usually stays around .25-.5 for me. The cycling is getting there.
What filter are you using?
Penguin 100 and penguin 150 also I'm just starting to get nitrates so this should be gppd
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Penguin 100 and penguin 150 also I'm just starting to get nitrates so this should be gppd
Getting more nitrates is never really good but some is ok. So your gonna stick with those filters or get a canister or another hob?
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Getting more nitrates is never really good but some is ok. So your gonna stick with those filters or get a canister or another hob?
Getting nitrates for me is good cause I've been looking for them durning this long cycle and I'm gonna get a canister and run both for a while then take the penguin 100 off and keep 150 on the back
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Getting nitrates for me is good cause I've been looking for them durning this long cycle and I'm gonna get a canister and run both for a while then take the penguin 100 off and keep 150 on the back
Oh. I'm surprised you didn't get any nitrates in the beginning. Which canister?
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Oh. I'm surprised you didn't get any nitrates in the beginning. Which canister?
I did a fish-in (my LFS said it was ok to stock Afew fish and I did and my tank was defiantly over stocked so I returned some, kept my favorite ones) and now I should be almost done the cycle (crossing my toes and fingers)
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