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Old 12-11-2004, 01:47 AM   #11
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haha thanks! I've had it for a few years now. It covering a peice of driftwood. I have to keep pulling off the mini ferns or else it gets real messy.

It was in my 29 gallon. Now in this 75 gallon.
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Old 12-11-2004, 09:21 PM   #12
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really? so you pull off the rhizomes (or whatever they're called)? I just started doing plants this year ... here's a pic of one of my small java ferns:



As you can see, there's lots of little plantlets growing on it ... how do you go about pruning your java fern? Most of mine look like this one with lots of little leaves growing a-new from the tops & edges of the big leaves.
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:18 PM   #13
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I've had a fluval 404 for about 2.5 years and love it. No noise, easy clean and prime. Only two hoses - one inlet, one outlet. Filters up to 100 gallons easy!
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Old 12-12-2004, 04:28 AM   #14
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Those are some good pictures of your tank. I would definitely recommend a canister filter perhaps backed up by a power filter. Canister filters are highly recommended for planted tanks by the members of this website. I suggest looking at a Filstar canister myself although I don't have any personal experience with those.
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:12 PM   #15
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Bone- I finally got the website that you posted to work. And yes, that is the Filtration unit that we use. I can't believe they were selling it for $60! It's worked great for us and it much nicer looking than the traditional big hob.
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:27 AM   #16
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They sell it on Big Al's online for $75. No bidding. Hrm...I realize that I keep giving them free advertising. Maybe I should start getting commission? hee hee
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:41 AM   #17
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I just set up a 75 gallon with 2 Rena Filstar xp3 canisters, and i'm happy with it so far. I'm keeping some messy cichlids though, so you may not need that much filtration.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:33 PM   #18
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If you want the easy option, I would go with 2 Emperor 400s. They are so simple to use. I have an Emperor 280 and an Emperor 400 on my 55 gal tank and the water is really clear. I guess I am just too lazy to learn how to use canisters when the HOBs are easier to use and they get the job done.
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I have a Magnum 250 and a Fluval 204, both work pretty well on my 37G high, I picked the magnum because I can run carbon/other chem if needed, and also the magnum comes with the micron catridge, which is great when you need your water crystal clean.
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Update guys. I bought a Fluval 404! My local petstore was selling it for $100 brand new! It was marked at $190! So I guess I got a pretty good deal!

It's all setup and ready to go! I added a few more plants! I'll update pics after I get more fish in! 8)
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