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Old 03-11-2004, 03:52 AM   #1
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better filter system

i have a 12 gallon marineland eclipse tank with the filter it comes with(not so good) and a small submersible filter--does not seem to do a good job-thought i would ask if anyone has any suggestions because i am about to take a hacksaw to the back of the plastic hood to make room for a bigger hang on the back filter--really appriciate any advice-thanks guys!
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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Wow! I thought I was the only person in the world crazy enough to take a hacksaw to an Eclipse hood . I chopped mine up to make room for a HOT refugium. You might look at a Penguin 125 or 170. They are pretty good filters and the bio wheels are hard to beat for biological filtration. I'm guessing this is a FW tank?
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:42 AM   #3
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thanks-seems perfectly reasonable to me too-its fw. little oscars i have make a mess prob cause i feed them too much because i want them to get big--the filter on it just doesnt work that good. im going to just cut up the back a little for a bigger filter...
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oscars in a 12g sould be finding a new home soon...
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Yes 1 Oscar in a 55gal 2 in a 75gal..ect..ect..
12 gal will be good for a month or 2.
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yeah--i bought them as babies and have a bigger tank for them to go into soon--they have not even been in there that long...amazing how fast they grow....
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A single oscar needs more than a 55g, IMHO. I'd say a 75g is the minimum for one.
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