Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-14-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Valley of California
Posts: 5
Filter for a 90 gal pentagon freshwater tank

I presently have a 90 gal pentagon glass tank that is being occupied by a large red eared slider. I will soon be starting to dig my 6000 gal pond for the turtle and my koi and will bring the tank indoors when completed.

My wife says she wants a community tank featuring neon tetras. Knowing that the tank will consist of similar fish, would a hang filter like the Emperor 400 suffice? I suspect that the tank will be pretty heavily planted.

I have to build the stand and the hood, it has to match the antique pine in the living room, and will have to have sufficient lighting for that. The tank is 36" long and 26" deep.
__________________

__________________
plectocomia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
i would get a canister filter. hang on filters just dont do as good of a job as a canister unless you get an aquaclear, but for a 90 gallon tank, you'd need two ac110's... a fluval 405 or rena xp4 would be adequate, an fx5 would be even better. it all depends on what you want to pay for it. ime, marineland filters just dont hold up, though some people have good luck with them
__________________

__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Valley of California
Posts: 5
I will be checking in on those filters. After a 30+ year hiatus since my last aquarium, I am looking forward to getting back into the hobby.
__________________
plectocomia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 12:03 AM   #4
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
i would say so! check ebay, you can usually find an fx5 for around $250 and its worth every penny! Also check craigslist, i found a fluval 305 and 405 for $20 each and they were both practically new
__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 02:07 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Valley of California
Posts: 5
I love Craigslist, I bought the tank for $45 there.
__________________
plectocomia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter, freshwater, freshwater tank, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For sale 44 gal pentagon dralarms Archive 0 04-21-2009 08:39 PM
New 20 gal freshwater tank. Chapin New Acquisitions 5 12-28-2008 11:18 PM
Filter help with 150 gal. freshwater tank Cherie Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 08-22-2007 09:05 PM
Question about lighting a tall pentagon tank steve.hes Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 08-01-2006 04:29 PM
unable to get freshwater 20 gal. tank ph over 6.2 fbarks Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 06-22-2006 12:55 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.