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Old 06-16-2003, 06:42 PM   #1
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Emporer or UGFs?

Hey Gang!

I have two Emporer fliters hanging off my 72 Gal. tank.
I was wondering if its worth it (easier to take care of) if
I switched and installed a Under-Gravel-Filter?
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Old 06-16-2003, 07:22 PM   #2
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Undergravel filters are outdated and hardly anyone uses them anymore. They're a pain. Emperors should do you fine. Installing an undergravel in an established tank is no easy task either.

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Old 06-16-2003, 08:06 PM   #3
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Agreed. Keep the Emps running and forget the UGF. Emperors are the best HOB filter you can get anyway.
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Old 06-16-2003, 09:19 PM   #4
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Two of what size? With a balanced bioload, my (1) 400 on my 72 gal does just fine.
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Old 06-17-2003, 12:35 PM   #5
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The Emps I have are the dual bio-wheel jobies.
At this time I have in my Oceanic 72 Gal Bow Tank:

2 Yellow Bumble Bee Cichlids
2 Blue Bumble Bee Chiclids
2 Tangerine Organe Chiclids
3 Baby Blue Tetras
1 Rope Fish
2 Black Mollies
2 Orange Bards
2 Cichlids that look like dairy cows
1 Pleco
2 Small Catfish
1 Sponge Bob Sqaure Pants

Sorry if I don't know the real names of some of these fish.
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If you aren't having any trouble with ammonia/nitrite, I'd leave it alone. The Emperors are the best power filters available and will give you years of trouble free service.
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:32 PM   #7
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Stay with the Emporers. I don't know that you need 2 of them as the 400s are rated up to 80 gallon tanks and it may be overkill. Also, if you need filters go to www.foryourfish.com for the best price I have found. I buy them them there for about 1/2 the price.
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Super Sweet!
Thanks for the link and the advice.
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Old 07-09-2003, 08:49 PM   #9
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Better price for Penguin 330 w/bio-wheel

I reacently started my first FW Aquarium, I purchased the Penguin 330 w/bio-wheel at petsmart, but please but it from their website, the instore price is allmost double.
http://www.petsmart.com/products/product%5F776.shtml

By the way, if you are using the Penguin 330 w/bio-wheel you don't really need gravel, I only have about 1/4" on my tank. I know people that have to gravel and with this filter and they have no trouble with ammonia or nitrites.

This is my current fish stock.

6 - Zebra Danion (1.5" x 6 = 9)
4 - Corydoras Albino (2.5" x 5 = 15)
4 - Swordtail (4" x 3 = 12)
1 - Dward Gourami (2")
1 - Pictus Catfish (3")

Total Fish Inches = 41" inches
Ammonia = 0 ppm
Nitrites = 0 ppm
I do 20% water change avery week


Good luck.
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