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Old 08-22-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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New 125 Gallon fish tank

Got a new 125 long can someone help me out with heaters, filter I'm thinking a canister some help with custom background and maybe placement of the filter/filters and heater/heaters.
Websites with great buys will be good as well probably looking for black sand or maybe just sand and stocking will be cichlids
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Congrats on the new tank. I have a 125 gallon reef.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:12 AM   #3
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Thank you sir! Anyone got some info on the fluval fx5? I hear it's got some heavy flow how do I make that ok for my fish? Aim it at like the corner of the tank? I'm really not even sure what one really looks like ha..
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:00 AM   #4
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Canisters are a great filter, but with a 125 you can go with two Emperor 400 HOB filters and have plenty of filtration. You'd also be paying $140 for two filters which is more than likely a good bit cheaper than the canister you're looking at. You could also get a little bit smaller rated canister filter and one HOB filter.
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Yeah but with te two hobs won't I be paying more down the line with filters and longevity?
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:14 PM   #6
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May i suggest a canister. I LOVE them, i mean for a large tank you can put a HOB but a canister is so much easier. I keep a canister and a HOB on my 75g.
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What's a good canister for the 125? The fluval says rated for 400gal I'm not trying to suck in fish or tidal wave them but I also want to keep it clean with less money spent and less clean time.
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A good way is to double the rating on the filter. For example, you have a 20g tank then get a 40 BUT with a canister i would probably shoot for 1 rated for a 150 or 175.
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Thanks I'm gonna call around some pet stores around the area.
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Thanks I'm gonna call around some pet stores around the area.
You can, if you like, support your local pet store but I have gotten to the point I only buy my fish and emergency supplies from the.

www.thatpetplace.com and www.petsolutions.com both have really good pricing and low cost or even free shipping from time to time.

I have also picked up a new FX5 for $230 shipped off of ebay. You can save a lot of $$$ by going with these types of suppliers.
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