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Old 07-30-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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Greetings from PA!

Hello, my name's Nate. Im familiar with forums via car hobbies throughout the years and this one seemed to be the most active and contain the most amount of members. I've been a home owner for a few years now and decided to get into another hobby. Right now I just have a 10 gallon tank from Marineland. It was purchased as one of their all in one kits. Currently, its housing 4 neon tetra's and 2 sunburst platty's. I have read that new life spectrum was the best food somewhere so i ended up getting a container of their .5mm sinking pellets for those guys.

Im looking at going larger to fill out the the area I have the tank in (about 36" wide). There are plenty of tanks that would fit PERFECTLY in the spot, but a cabinet that would need to be used with that tank is seemingly hard to find, especially with our style of baseboard trim.

With this new "build" I wanted to go a bit more advanced than a "sit on the edge" filtration system and go to a nicer, larger, cannister system thats held in the cabinet. Would appreciate a point in the right direction as far as brands, etc.

Luckily, this actual store is only a 30 min. or less drive from me so I pretty much have anything I need at my fingertips.

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thanks guys and gals!

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Old 07-30-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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Greetings from PA!

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Not a big fan of canisters but there are plenty of people on here who love them.

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Old 07-31-2014, 01:20 AM   #3
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A 40 breeder is probably the best size of 36" wide tank as far as stocking options. The 18" depth makes a world of difference compared to a 12" deep tank. As for canister filters, Eheim classics are probably the best for long-term reliability and durability. A 2215 or 2217 would be good for that size tank. Fluvals are a popular brand, generally higher flow rate but more likely to need replacement parts along the way IME.
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