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Old 01-26-2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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I have just got a 56 gallon tank. I am hoping to have it heavily planted. I really appriciate any advice people have to offer. I have just added plants and have eco-complete as my substrate with a flora-sun bulb. I have added root tabs and the tank is 1/3 of the way full of water and has no heater or filter but i will be getting them is 2 weeks. One question i have is which filter to go with... i know i want a canister filter but i dont know what brand to choose and i also want to spend no more than $220 on it, any advice on this topic would be helpful. Thanks for your time.
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Warm welcome! Head over to the fresh water planted section and ask some questions im sure you find the info youre looking for.
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Hi and welcome to AA
As for external filters - Eheims are very highly recommended,with Fluval being a very good filter as well. I personally prefer Fluvals
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Ive just bought an eheim 2217 and i must say the quality of the materials is great. I havent run it yet as im still setting up my 65 juwel rio. But will probably buy another in a month or 2. These filters are known to be bullet proof and long lived. Eheim classics havent changed in years and theres a good reason for that, theyre are tried and tested.

Eheim, Fluval and Rena are afew to consider.
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