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Old 12-30-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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36 Bowfront - filter question ???

Well...after a 5 year absence from the hobby...I am back !!! Let the obsession begin. I previously had a 125 FOWLR...it was prestine. I sold it for some reason and have not had a tank since.

I was given a 36 bowfront tank. Want to setup a small FOWLR...possibly get some easy to maintain corals eventually.

Anyway, what kind of filter do yall think I should get. Hang on the back Penguin filter or a cannister type filter???

I will be posting pics of my progress as I put this thing together.

Thanks and yall have a great New Years !!!
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I like biowheels for HOB personally. Never used a canister, but have read that they can cause nitrate issues.
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Thanks Sniper....I have used HOB before and I like them because of the easy maintenance and much less expensive....I have had issues in the past with cannister filters leaking and spilling all over the place when cleaning them.
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Though I have a sump, skimmer, UV sterilizer, and a 1.5 per gallon of LR, I still have a small HOB filter that I used in my old freshwater tanks. I like the idea of keeping my water moving through carbon to remove nasty things. I'll probably never let go of it even though I'll eventually adding a refridgerum ontop of everything I have. Might be overkill, but it not only makes me feel better about my tank while I'm gone, my water is pristine.
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