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Old 12-08-2004, 04:46 AM   #1
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What kind of filter should I get for my 75 gallon?

Hey all,

I just started my 75 gallon tank.

It'll be a FW with some live plants and fish.

What would you use for a filter?

Thanks,
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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Personally I have an above tank wet dry and a FBF ready for my ~75g (probably 330litre) if and when I get it, tho still debating as to whether I will use the FBF... Both will circulate around 1400litres/hour. Most people seem to use a couple of canisters these days tho...
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:43 AM   #3
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Okay.

So should I use like a regular hob filter? I have 135lbs. of gravel in there and a bunch of rock. I'll get a picture as soon as I can.
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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Bonestock- Depending on how much money you want to spend on the filtration system, we purchased a Cascade 1000 Canister for our 55. It's big enough for a 75 but we plan on purchasing a bigger tank in the future and using the Canister on it. We chose the Canister because it seemed like the standard hob filtration unit directed attention away from the tank. Now all we have is two tubes coming from the back of the tank. You can't see the filtration unit and it works great.
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:01 PM   #5
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Okay so this Cascade 1000 filter is this one? At only $60...that's not bad at all!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...342824552&rd=1

Is their filter refills or what ..do you do? Just add new carbon and rinse out the filters inside the canister? I've never used one of these type of filters?
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:07 AM   #6
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I use eheim cannisters and a hob on most of my bigger tanks. The hob is easy to access and clean, so you tend to clean it often. I place the intakes at opposite ends of the tank for max cleaning. It also gives you some insurance if 1 filter should fail.
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Are there certain canister type filters I should stay away from?

I guess I could use my current hob and a canister filter on the other side. Instead of a power head. Or would using the powerhead and a canister be better?
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Old 12-10-2004, 08:23 AM   #8
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The Canister 1000 comes with white filter floss, a black foam filter, and a charcoal bag. The floss and foam can be rinsed but should be replaced once a month. The charcoal does need to be replaced once a month. I tried to go to the e-bay page that you pasted into the message but I got an invalid item link. Our Canister was purchased for $93 but is normally $130. If you can get it for $60 that's VERY good. We were told that the canister filtration systems are better because they move a lot more water and filter alot better. They are also hidden so you don't have to see it.
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hmmm...the link still works for me. Thanks for the reply though! I'm going to the local petshops to check out some canister type filter systems!
Here's some pics!!

I just moved into my house so the tank is fairly new. I had a 29 gallon setup and I moved the stuff into this 75 gallon!




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and my baby! A 14 year old Angel. Yes 14 years old I shyt you not!!
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that is a monster java fern in the back corner !!!
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