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Old 07-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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Also, is there anything specific that I should test for that you wouldn't test for in an unplanted tank? Like phosphates, silicates, potassium or something? Maybe iron?

And how exactly would I measure co2 amounts?
To measure the co2 levels you could get a drop checker.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:27 PM   #12
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You ask a lot of good questions, seems like you are passionate about the hobby. Sure you don't want a bigger aquarium?
My parents won't let me. We actually HAVE a 30 gallon tank, but they won't let me put anything in it!!!
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I have decided I want either the fluval 105 or the eheim classic 2211. Does anyone have any ideas on which would be better?
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I've used Fluval canisters since the 80's and love them. They run quiet and prime really easy. Lots of room for media.
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Okay, that's what I will go with then. I saw a great deal for one on eBay.
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I use the fluval 306 and love it also, but if you wanted to go with a HOB, then I would recommend the aquaclear (both Hagen products). Check petcos website, amazon, eBay, and dr. Fosters and smiths site. They all sell them and run specials frequently so you can get the best deal.
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I use the fluval 306 and love it also, but if you wanted to go with a HOB, then I would recommend the aquaclear (both Hagen products). Check petcos website, amazon, eBay, and dr. Fosters and smiths site. They all sell them and run specials frequently so you can get the best deal.
Thanks for the input, I've heard so many good things about the fluval filters, so I am glad I got one. I probably wasn't clear though, but I already have an HOB filter, in my house, right now, but I decided not to use it because I like the look of a canister better (or, to be precise, the fact that you can't see the canister!).
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I got a really good deal on the fluval 105 by the way, $65 with shipping!
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I got a really good deal on the fluval 105 by the way, $65 with shipping!
And it came in today!!!
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