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Old 01-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Wet/dry for a turtle/fish tank?

Hello, I'm a bit over my head on this one. I currently have two turtles w/ African cichlids in two separate tanks. However they are outgrowing their tanks and want to get a 200ish gallon tank. Thinking of either a 72x24x31 or a 72x24x25 rectangular tank. I really like the idea of a wet/dry just because I can hide all tubing/heater and I can have the tank all the way against the wall to save a bit of space. I will probably have 3 3" cichlids in the tank w/ my two turtles. Both turtles are aquatic and only one requires basking. She will have a basking area above the tank in the custom canopy I'm going to have made. I've been reading about head height with these types of filters and I Just don't understand them. From my understanding You want the return head high enough that in the event of a power outage you don't over flow the bottom tank. In your opinions do you feel a wet dry will be the best way for me to go to achieve my goals? Can you educate me on head height and perhaps even recommend a good wet/dry brand to research? I 've found so many different ones out there It makes my head spin.

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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I would not invest in a turtle fish tank because the turtles will eat the fish and you will not need all that filtration with no fish. I prefer a canister filter over wetdry filter just because it seems to remove more debri and will be easier to clean then a wetdry
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I have had these turtles/fish together for about 5 years, the turtles have never bothered the fish.

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Also why do you feel wet/dry are harder to maintain? I've heard the opposite actually. Are there many canister filters that support over 200 gallons?

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Not really just the fluval fx series. The wetdry filter just don't seem to stay cycled when you clean the bio balls and stuff it seems to just be a pain compared to just opening a canister and cleaning the sponges with no issues just my opinion though
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