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 08-06-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Vicksta's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 108
Filter upgrade

After much debate with my husband we have decided to upgrade the filter on my tank.

I have a 40g breeder.

I am running a Penguin Bio Wheel 200, 200gph and recently added my old Elite Hush 35 (unsure of the specs and can not find them on google). Both are HOB.

It seems to take a while for the water to clear after a PWC and I added the little filter as a top up. Things seem to be looking clearer after the addition.

Despite the Penguins suggestion of up to 50g, I do not think it is quite cutting it.

We had discussed UWG filters however after what I have read there is a 50/50 on those. People seem to either love them or hate them.
So for that reason I will not be doing that.

I like the idea of the canisters, just for the neatness. Sure they have other great qualities right?

I am liking the reviews of the Fluval 305. I am a little bit scared as I have only ever delt with the HOB filters.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction, like, yes the 305 will be more than enough..., here are the additional items you will need to run this...etc...

Thanking you all muchly!
__________________

__________________
Vicksta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 12:22 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jcolon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 3,470
Send a message via AIM to jcolon Send a message via Skype™ to jcolon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vicksta View Post
After much debate with my husband we have decided to upgrade the filter on my tank.

I have a 40g breeder.

I like the idea of the canisters, just for the neatness. Sure they have other great qualities right?

I am liking the reviews of the Fluval 305. I am a little bit scared as I have only ever delt with the HOB filters.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction, like, yes the 305 will be more than enough..., here are the additional items you will need to run this...etc...
Yes a Fluval 305 is would be a fine choice for your 40g. If you do, I suggest you go with 100% poly-fill (at any arts & craft store)for the bottom media tray as it will compliment the foam pads and really help polish the water by removing micro debris the foam pads miss. The other trays can have Biomax, or some other brand ceramic rings. No need to do carbon unless you are removing meds from the water.
__________________
75g Planted Barbs Denison, BlackRuby, Tiger, Albino Tiger, Green Tiger, Cherry, Gold, Checkered, Odessa.
NonBarbs Cardinal, Neon, RummyNose, Bloodfin Tetras, Z. Danios. 1RTS. Amano, Bamboo, Ghost & RCS. 20g Long Shrimp Tank RCS, Tiger, Amano.
jcolon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter, filter upgrade, upgrade

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
Using Filter Media from aquaone in a juwel filter. bjtaylor Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 0 07-31-2011 07:00 AM
Keeping Filter Media Alive for a Month michelle504 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 07-28-2011 08:35 PM
Converting to External Filter advice samt1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 07-13-2011 12:35 PM
How long to seed new media? mikeybabs Cichlid Discussion 5 07-10-2011 11:12 PM
Ati hydro sponge filter Ant329 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 07-06-2011 12:57 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:18 PM.


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