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Old 05-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Need advise on setup

I just bought a 100gal overflow tank on Craigslist and I was wondering on what filter system I should get. I'm on a tight budget and I was thinking on the Mairneland C-530. I'm not sure if it will work with a overflow tank, what do you think?

The other item I was going to get is the UV Sterilizers 3X, 9 Watt

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Old 05-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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If its salt water then I would go with a sump. Fresh water then a canister is good.

For the UV if I was going to buy one I would go one size larger and only if I was fighting algae. I have two that came with used systems but I'm not using them.
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Thank you, yes this is for a freshwater. Going to start adding plants too. I'm just concern on the hose size from the canister. Do they come with a general size?
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Not sure about that filter, I have a Fuval 403 and had to buy their hose and/or adapt with PVC fittings.
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So I woudl need to by the marnieland hose adapter to fit the PVC fittings?

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If you intend to use the tanks overflow.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #7
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You will want to plug up the holes if you want to use the canister. Its more tricky using the overflow holes for the canister, but its do-able (according to the people that used it and says it works). I think those people also have a lot of knowledge about utilizing an overflow with sump. If you're into plants, then you definitely want to use a canister (for C02). If you think you can live with low-light plants only, then it might want to look into utilizing the overflow and a sump. If you just want an easy setup and not have to deal with the dozen hours of research about sumps, then please go with the canister.
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