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Should I use a water circulation pump in my tank for the oscar fish? Right now I have 4 air bubblers and one emperor 400 filter. Thinking about buying a Aqua clear fluval power filter for a second filter. Tank gallon size is 65.


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gorgoroth replied the topic: Filtration

with a hob you'll have plenty of surface agitation, this makes bubblers obsolete really, however some oscars have a tendency to play around with the bubbles so it could be good for that. internal filters are always a hassle in my opinion, however as a pure mechanical filter it could do well. Just keep in mind you'll have to clean it regularly. big cichlids are messy eaters and that all goes into the filtration. If you have the possibility of setting up a canister filter, I would go for that. make the hob purely mechanical and the canister mainly biological.

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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Filtration

+1 only reason I have a bubbler is for the sponge filter
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Dieboldly replied the topic: Re:Filtration

So should I return that filter I just purchased and get another emperor 400 filter? That's a 90gallon filter....should be plenty with 2 no? I've never used this filter that I just purchased either. Just had really good reviews.

So I'll have a 90gallon filter and a 70gallon filter by next week.

Should I use only one bubbler? It's a 4 port bubbler but I have a single one laying around I can use.


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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Filtration

Aquaclear is one of the best hob.
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Dieboldly replied the topic: Re:Filtration

That's what I have read. Now, I'm new to HOB filters I guess cuz this sounds different then the one I have now....or is it the same?


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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Filtration

get the 110 version

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Dieboldly replied the topic: Re:Filtration

Why would I get a 110 version? Isn't that over kill?


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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Filtration

No especially since your going to use it for mechanical filtration
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Dieboldly replied the topic: Re:Filtration

What do you mean by that? Sorry pretty new to this....also how many bubblers should I have? Is 4 a over kill?


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