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Old 05-29-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hi im brand new to this site and of course I've got questions. I've had a 27 gallon freshwater tank for about a month and a half. I've enjoyed it a lot, but decided I want a bigger aquarium so last week I bought a 90 gallon tank no overflow or anything. I want to start getting it running but I'm not totally sure what to do. A couple main things I was wondering:
1. Filter- would 2 penguin biowheel 350s work? If not what should I do?
2. Substrate- I've read that sand works really well, just wasn't sure
3. Plants- how hard would it be/cost to keep up a fully planted 90 gallon tank or should I just use fake plants?

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I'm not a penguin fan, the only hob filters I use/recommend are aquaclears. I run 2 110's on my 90 gallon tank, though it depends on how heavily you'll be stocking.
Pool filter sand is easier to clean/maintain than gravel IME, only thing is the color selection is limited...
Plants depends on how much time, effort, and $$ you want to put into the tank. If you plan to use CO2 and 2.5-3 wpg the setup and light fixtures will be rather expensive. That also depends on your stocking, some fish will happily eat anything live and green.
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What type of fish are you wanting to put in the 90 gal? That will factor into what type/how much filtration is needed.
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