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Old 04-11-2004, 11:40 AM   #1
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looking for a good Filter/pump for a 30 gallon.

i'm setting up a 30 gallon tank. I looking for a good filtration system for freshwater tank could anyone suggest a really good one. Not one that you pick up at walmart. One maybe i could order online. that will help keep my water nice and clean and clear.
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:51 AM   #2
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The best would probably be the eheim, but any of these would work great.

Penguin 330
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=2885;pcid2=

AC300
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Eheim Ecco 2232
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Fluval 204
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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you you recemend getting a bigger filter like one up to say 50 - 75 would that be better or worse for a tank.
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Definatly better, you can never have too much filtration on a tank. And if you have lots of filtration, you can support a bigger bioload
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:39 PM   #5
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Try a Filistar XP3, I have one on my 30gal and have had no problems. My water is crystal clear and and the fish are very healthy. I ordered mine online through PetsMart from the US and it was an excellent price about $115. You'll swear by canister filters afterward!
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I run a Penguin 170 on my 29gal FW which has a large bioload in it, and I never see ammonia and my water is crystal.
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the great help i most likely will run a bigger pump becasue its a comminty and i most likely will have alot of guppies
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i have a Penguin 330 in my 55 gal tank. it has worked preffect since ive had it. granted i have 2 other filters in the tank also, but one of my friends has one in his 30 gal by itself and the water is clear and clean.
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