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Old 07-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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I currently have a 40gal long stocked with about 9 Cichlids and about 6 other fish

I recently acquired a 30x18x21 Tank(Oceanicl) which I will be setting up to replace the 40gal.

Along with the tank I received a Biowheel 350 ( missing a couple parts) a Light, and some driftwood.

After looking at what I am missing from the Filter, (the BioWheels w/Bearings and the impeller) the cost for the parts is more then a new 350. Quick search shows about $37 needed in parts.

So the great deal I got while still great is not as great (everything was free)

So I need to buy a Filter, my current 40 uses a BioWheel 350 as well. So do I buy another HOB or should I be looking at other types?
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An HOB will work, an AC70 would do a great job, a canister is also a good option on that size tank. Depends how much you want to spend.
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AC70 is made by? Also what do Canisters sell for? what is suggested

Depending on Cost etc, I would look at a Canister or HOB
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okay figured out the AC70.. sounds nice.. nice price.. what about the canisters?
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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a fluval 205 will be good aswell if your looking for a canister.
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I would go for a Fluval 405 canister and skip the the HOB thing entirely.

Heres a great deal not far from us.

Fish Tank Fluval 405 Canister Filter and 300 Watt Heater NIB

Or just purchase them from Amazon for $150.00 shipped.

Amazon.com: Fluval 405 External Canister Filter - 110V, 340 gallons per hour: Kitchen & Dining
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I would go for a Fluval 405 canister and skip the the HOB thing entirely.
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If you do go with the Fluval, it's not a bad idea IMO to keep a stock of spare parts for it. I keep a spare motor/impeller, shaft, and gasket. None have failed yet, but since it's something that you normally have to order online, it's good to have them on hand in case something does fail.

Common Parts:

Amazon.com: Fluval 404 Magnetic Impeller - 110V, 2nd Generation: Kitchen & Dining

http://www.amazon.com/Fluval-Ceramic...ef=pd_sim_k_14

Amazon.com: Fluval 3/404-3/405 gasket: Kitchen & Dining
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I'm actually looking for a new hosing for the 205. The guy i bought it from had it cut to short.
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I would go for a Fluval 405 canister and skip the the HOB thing entirely.

Heres a great deal not far from us.

Fish Tank Fluval 405 Canister Filter and 300 Watt Heater NIB
405 and heater should be on the way to me..

Now to find a hood and get sand
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SO, now I am going to use the 405 on my 55g..

Would a 305 be okay for a 50g? or should I try to get another 405?
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