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Old 12-13-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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new 125g questions

Hey guys hows it goin tomorrow im picking up a 125 gallon tank and stand for a 100$ just the tank and stand i was curious as to what the best filters and heaters would be to use just shoot some names brands etc.. so i can research the right one to get also this is going to be freshwater and have plants so good lighting systems too
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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Buildmyled.com for lighting. Use a sump for filter.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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I'll check those out thanks will leds be string enough for plants
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They are designed for planted tanks with high par values.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Ah ok and for the sump if i dont do that what filters would you suggest
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I agree with a sump there are way more pros vs cons over any other filter. It will always leave you with more options with everything. If you had to pick something else I'd have to say rena xp4 or fx5.
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Well, personally for a planted tank I would do 2 hob power filters. probably aquaclear with no carbon and rinse the sponge once a week with tank water and a small powerhead with floss attachment for polishing.
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I agree with a sump there are way more pros vs cons over any other filter. It will always leave you with more options with everything. If you had to pick something else I'd have to say rena xp4 or fx5.
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Well, personally for a planted tank I would do 2 hob power filters. probably aquaclear with no carbon and rinse the sponge once a week with tank water and a small powerhead with floss attachment for polishing.
Thank you to both i will keep my options open and keep researching if i did go the sump route what size tank would be good to use
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:47 AM   #9
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Ok so im considering the sump route still undecided at the moment what is a recommended size tank for a sump on a 125 also what size heater like a 300 watt heater would that work thank you again just need the ideas so i can research more
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:51 AM   #10
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Or would a rubbermaid tote work as a sump if it fits in the stand
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