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Old 01-17-2005, 05:57 PM   #1
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What filter should I get??

I am getting a 90 gal tank this weekend instead of a 75. For only 15-20$$ more I will get the bigger one.


One question is what brand and style of filter should I purchase for this size of tank. Is there any brand out there that I should stay away from?

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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I assume this is FW set-up. I like canister filters, but in your case with that size tank I would recommend a combination of some type of canister(I use the magnum 350 everyone has their preference) and a HOB filter with biological filtration. You could also go with a couple canisters and add bio wheels for your biological filtration.

I would avoid an undergravel system as IMO they limit your options down the road.

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:09 PM   #3
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I use a combination of a 2213 eheim cannister and a 330 bio wheel HOB on my bigger tanks. Both are easy to clean and are quiet. I would also reccomend 2 heaters on this tank, probably a 200 and a 300 watt. You get better heat distribution and have some insurance if one fails. Equipment is much cheaper on line than at stores. Big Als, Foster& Smith are good. Even Petco on line is 30 to 50 % cheaper than their stores. Good Luck.
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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Personanly i like HOB Filter i would reccomed 2 Emporeror 400 Filters great filter and great biological chemical and mechanical filtration.

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i actually have a penguin 170 biowheel and a magnum 350 HOB cannister filter with a bio wheel which is really nice ... i personally prefer the eheim cannister filters. They don't move water super fast but in my opinion they produce a higher then average water quality.

those are the 3 filters i have on my 50 gallon (so you can imagine the filteration i get! ... I am just loving how clean my water is!)
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:08 AM   #6
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I also have a 90gal. I have an aquaclear 300 and a fluval 404. Water is great.
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Old 01-19-2005, 11:44 AM   #7
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I'd stick with canister filters only. Eheim's are nice, but way over priced for the added quietness of them...not worth it to me.
I'll suggest two Rena Filstar XP2 canisters.
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