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Filtering Advice

8 years 6 months ago #32599 by fredfish13
Replied by fredfish13 on topic Filtering Advice
i have a 125g with about 12 fish-haps and peacocks. have a eheim 2217 canister, and 2 HOB's-aquaclear 110 and an emperor 400. the canister is silent. the emperor and aquaclear have their advantages and disadvantages.

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8 years 6 months ago #32593 by bloonguy
Replied by bloonguy on topic Filtering Advice
My 150 has been up and running for about 3yrs with 2 HOB filters.
The tank is pretty heavily stocked.
I use the Cascade 300'S and add the Poret foam in them.
At about $35 each you can't beat the cost!
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8 years 6 months ago #32592 by Fishfoolery
Replied by Fishfoolery on topic Filtering Advice
Its going to be a rock tank. I recently came upon about 150 lbs of lava rock in exchange for a few Chalosi and Fuelleborni fry. I tried live plants with my Malawians (whom this 150 is for) and they made short work of them. Currently the occupants that will be going into the 150 are in a 55 with pea pebbles and boulders. I have a Aqueon 55/75 filtering and I do 10 gallon water changes every week accompanied by pebble vacuuming.

The new tank will be in the living room so noise will be a concern. However, as is cost. I was thinking of getting a pair of Aqueon 55/75s for the 150, but I wasn't sure it was going to be enough and buying those cartridges get annoying and pricy.

I didn't even consider the Aquaclear 110 before, but it looks like a pretty good HOB... and it get killer reviews.

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #32591 by scubadiver
Replied by scubadiver on topic Filtering Advice
Well I have all types of filters in my house right now

- Sponge filters in the fish room
- Sponge Walls (Poret foam) in the fish room
- Power filters in the fish room (Emperor)
- Sump filter in the living room on the show tank
- Canister filters in the bedroom (Eheim and Fluval)
- Power filter in the bedroom (Aqua Clear)

The canister filters are dead quiet but probably my least favorite or I trust them the least

If you are going to go with canister maybe look into eheims

Is this going to be a planted tank or rock tank

How ofter will you do water changes and how much

Is price or quietness a factor

I would think about getting two large aquaclears 110s and fill them with poret foam and thats it.

Having two filters is nice for redundancy and changing or washing the fliters because you dont have to be careful.

One thing to note I have heard that canister filters are heavily impacting during blackouts because they are sealed something to consider.

I find the easier you can this hobby the more you will enjoy it.

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8 years 6 months ago #32590 by Fishfoolery
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Greetings!!

I picked up a 150 extra tall (48x24x30) and am trying to get all my parts together before setting it up. I've come to a fork in the road about filtering this big guy. I was thinking of using a canister filter for sure, but which one to get was my problem. I've heard good things about the PennPlex Cascade 1500 as well as the API XP3 and XP4 filters.

I'm now looking for advice of what you have had good / bad luck with to help me on my quest.

Thanks a bunch!!

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