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Old 06-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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im gonna buy a new canister filter what should i use?

im in the works of setting up a new 45gal tank for discus and plants. what is a good canister filter for this set up? i have a tetra whisper already but i kinda want to get away from it. any info would be great.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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I use Fluval canisters and love them. A Fluval 406 would be perfect for a 45 IMO. I run them on my 55's.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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Definitely a fluval 406, I have 3 fluvals, all never have failed me and I LOVE the media customization options.
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I like my fluval as well, but soon someone is gonna come here n start trash talking fluval and tell you to get an eheim .
if you have the $$ definitely get an eheim, they're top of the line. Fluval is below them and then you got all the Chinese knock offs on eBay. But a lot of people have had a great success with them as well.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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I use a Fluval 306 on my 40 gallon breeder and it runs perfect. I love it. If you can spare the money go with the 406 but the 306 will do fine in your tank.
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Not to thread hijack but can someone help me out on choosing my lighting?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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What kind of tank is it. Size, fresh or salt water, fish only or planted/coral?
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I have a 40 gallon breeder. Freshwater planted with fish. I had this one in mind. Tell me what you think.

36" 78W T5 HO Aquarium Light Hood Fish Freshwater Plant 2x39 Fluorescent Lamp CE | eBay
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #9
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It'll work for low light plants.
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what would i need for high light plants?
something around 100watts?
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