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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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filtration for 55g sand substrate

Any good ideas without spending an arm and a leg please. I want to go ahead and begin a good filtration while setting up tank.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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A couple of Aquaclear 70's would do a good job for you. They are on sale at several places right now for $44. Or for around $140 you can get a good canister filter with a 350 gph flowrate.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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Thank you for you help I went with API nexxx132 GPH , due to double filtration and if I wanted to move up on aquariums all I have to do is connect another double filtration. It is fairly new but I have always had good luck with Api products. We will see.......
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Thank you for you help I went with API nexxx132 GPH , due to double filtration and if I wanted to move up on aquariums all I have to do is connect another double filtration. It is fairly new but I have always had good luck with Api products. We will see.......
What canister are you using to drive the nex?
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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Sorry don't know all the terms, it is self priming,
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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The Nex filter is the add ons for the Rena XP filters correct? I was wondering what canister filter you were using to push water in to the Nex filter.
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No it's an all in one double filtration system, pushed by gravity, that can be above or below the tank. Filter tube goes in the tank it's self from my understanding. The reason I liked it more than my other options 1. Was way on sale 2 you don't have to shut down filtration to clean/replace.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #8
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Hope this link works....my first time trying it.....
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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Wow was I off base.LOL I was thinking of something totally different. With very little effort I could get both feet in my mouth.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:56 AM   #10
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Lol I think that it is a part of being human!!
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