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Old 03-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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NEED HELP - Grow Out Tank = Confused

hello everyone,

im getting a fluval 120 ltr tank, basicly for free, but its only the tank. so i need filtration.

im confused what kind of filtration i would need for this size tank. my current 25ltr tank has arround 100 jewel cichlids, 10 yellow labs and 30 peacocks. all still very small.

any tips would be much appricated


was thinking sponge filter(S)? would they do a tank of this size? many thanks
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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please someone help, its a 100litre tank. 3 ft long. ive got a sponge filter and a "apparent" 600lph hob filter in middle of tank. is this enough for this size tank?
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I am not great at converting litre to gallons. can you give your tank dimensions?
is your tank 100litre or 120 litre?
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About 3.7L to 1G so its around 26g tank
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ive already calculated, it is a 100litre tank
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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You would need a couple sponge filters. But Imo I would use a hob filter with a sponge over the intake.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #7
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hello again,

i have a "600 LPH" hob filter with sponge filter on intank, i also have a seperate sponge filter.

hob is in middle and the seperate sponge is at the side.

im having concerns because dont seem to have much/any circulation.

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If you squeeze some juice out of an aged sponge filter into the tank with the filtration running you can see how much circulation you have. You don't want too much circulation anyway otherwise the fry will have to put more energy into not getting blown around and catching their food than into growing.
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