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Old 08-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Starting a 75 gallon freah water tank

Hi I'm new I'm looking to start a new 75 gallon fresh water tank . I currently have a 10 gallon however I'm not sure if there are many differences in upgrading . Any input would be great !!
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Hi I'm new I'm looking to start a new 75 gallon fresh water tank . I currently have a 10 gallon however I'm not sure if there are many differences in upgrading . Any input would be great !!
Well 75G means more filtration requirements, more heating requirements and bigger water changes. Do you have any hardware and do you have a stock wishlist we can advise you on?
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Well one benefit will be that your water parameters will be much more stable with much more water around.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:50 PM   #4
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You will have endless possibilities for stocking, opposed to being limited with the 10 gallon.
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I am starting out with just a stock tank right now . However i have decided i would like to do a fresh water tank with small mouth bass and a few brim which are very common in our area and are very hard fish from the reaserch i have done. But i would liket o know the best kinds of filters for such a large tank ect .
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A Fluval 406 Canister filter would be a good choice. They have a huge Fluval FX6 but I think it would be too big for a 75. I used them on my 220g.
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I'd second the Fluval 406 recommendation. Plenty of flow in my 75g. I've actually been wanting to do a similar native tank. I quickly decided against the SMB because of their adult size. I would recommend some sunfish (blue gill, greens, pumpkinseed, etc) instead. They stay smaller and you could do a few in a tank that size.

Unfortunately - or fortunately - every time I go out looking for sunfish I end up with bass or cats. Never thought I'd have this problem.
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The thing is i have apond on my property also that feed and maintain and plan on relaseaing them once they are mature
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75 Or 50 Gallon

I have not yet purchased the tank . I am wondering the diffences as far as mainting a 75 and 50 gallon tanks ?
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Soo i have decided to go with the 50

So I have decided to go with a 50 gallon tank below are is a list of thing that came with the tank anything to add or subtract ?

50 gallon tank
200w heater
Gravel
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Fluorescent light
Penguin 200 filter
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There really isn't going to be much of any difference in maintaining a 50g or 75g tank other than having to do slightly larger WC's in the 75. But a 75 will give the fish more room and more stable water parameters. I always go with the bigger tank when I have a choice.

As for as your list I'm not familiar with that filter but a canister filter is the best choice on larger tank. They move a lot more water and you have a ton more space in them for various types of media.
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So I have decided to go with a 50 gallon tank below are is a list of thing that came with the tank anything to add or subtract ?

50 gallon tank
200w heater
Gravel
Glass canopy
Fluorescent light
Penguin 200 filter
Rena cartridge filter
I'm familiar with the filter, it's rated for a tank up to 50 gallons, personally I'd go with the Penguin 350 if you were to do a HOB filter for a 50 gallon, but I'd take RiverCats advice and opt for a canister filter.
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