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hi there again i was just wondering what is the best external filter you would advise me to use for my tank.

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How big is your tank? There are absolutely loads and loads and loads of external filters on the market. Personally, I like eheim, this is the make of filter I have used and they are really good. I would stay clear of wet dry if I was you, the mechanism can slow up if the filter becomes dirty. I use what they call a cascading filter at the moment. I have two eheim 2028's and they are fantastic. One filter is good for 130 gallon tank. If you look on the links section, there is a link to eheim and Hagan who manufacture Fluval filters. A lot of people use these and swear by them. They are probably a little cheaper than eheim. I would go for a filter that uses mainly ceramic media. They are little hard balls that the bacteria live on. Some filters do have a lot of sponge in them, personally I don't think these are as good as the filters that have the ceramic media because sponge does get very dirty and clogged up quickly.

Hope that helps<br><br>Post edited by: Ironside, at: 2006/12/27 19:06

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hightower replied the topic: Re:filters

thanks for your reply my tank is 48x15x15 that i'm about to set up is there any differrence of using fluval to ehiem?:S

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OFL replied the topic: Re:filters

Difficult question to answer really. It's a bit like asking someone what is the difference between Ford and Chrysler. I think a fluval 404 would be good for your tank. It is a reasonably priced filter and you have actually got more filtration than you actually need which is good with Oscars.

Your tank is not nearly big enough for an Oscar so you might find when it gets big, you will have to carry out quite a lot and maintenance to keep water in reasonably good condition.

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hightower replied the topic: Re:filters

thanks for that, i know i have in front of me a large fish but i'm willing to maintain the tank to what is best for the oscar,space at the moment dictates what size of tank i get but in the near future i'm erecting an outdoor buliding that will house a number of tanks.

thanks again for your quick reply.

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No problem. Just keep a very close eye on the water. It will be the nitrates that get very high. I would strongly advise you not to put anything else in with the Oscar.

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hightower replied the topic: Re:filters

thanks again good night to all.:pinch:
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