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OFL replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank

How big is the tank you are getting?

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i have a 75 gallon tank
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well gettin a 75 gallon
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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank

If you like the bio-wheel filters, I recommend two of the Marineland Emporer 400s, or what would be good too would be a good canister filter plus a bio wheel unit like this one:

Bio Wheel Pro
www.marineland.com/products/consumer/con_bwpro.asp

Emporer 400
www.marineland.com/products/consumer/con_emperor.asp

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank

Penn,
Here's a good alternative for most everyone. We agree that Bio wheels have great biological filtration power and here you can connect one directly to a canister filter, which has better mechanical filtration. So, in essence you get the best of all worlds:

www.marineland.com/products/consumer/con_bwpro.asp

BIO-Wheel PRO™ adds superior wet/dry biological filtration to any new or existing aquarium system. It mounts easily on the back of the tank and is powered by an adjustable spray bar. Because it operates above the water line, the patented Marineland BIO-Wheel is exposed to both air and water, providing classic wet/dry biological filtration-faster and far more efficiently than any alternative submerged or sponge filter methods.

Ideal for 30 gallon or smaller aquariums, the BIO-Wheel PRO 30 outperforms a 30 gallon undergravel filter with 50 lbs of cultured gravel. The BIO-Wheel Pro 60 (two BIO-Wheels) delivers twice the filtration capacity. And while undergravel filters eventually clog and decline with age, BIO-Wheels actually improve over time.

Maintenance is easy. Simply lift the BIO-Wheel cover and take a few seconds to clean the spray bar with the custom brush provided — without disturbing the gravel bed or interfering with the biosystem. Powered models include a Penguin Power Head and sponge prefilter. Unpowered models connect directly to any canister filter, power head or other water pump

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i like wat u have do u have a canister filter with that to
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frogman5 replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank

i was thinkin 2 of the emperor 400's and a sponge filter just to give some extra filtration
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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank

No, I curently do not have any other filtration aside from the 4 built in bio-wheels there in the hood.

You can also consider asking the pet shop to give you a credit for any accesories they were giving you (such as a light and canopy etc.) and order the bio-canopy 600W like I have there. Most seller swill gladly change out components upon request as long as you are getting something in place from them too.

But, in any event, two of the Emporer 400s will give you pretty darn good filtration, 4 large bio wheels and 800 GPH flow. Like I mentioned earlier, the really heavier chunky dirt and debris rarely makes it to the filter intakes anyway and that must be manually vacuumed away during water changes.

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Personally, I dont like sponge filters. They do accumulate dirt but then shut off the air supply and pull it up for cleaning only to find out all the dirt that was held to it by suction has now fallen off and back into the tank to start all over again. Sponges are more for biological filtration I feel and do a poor job of actually containing any debris mechanically. I dont like noisy air pumps either and no longer use any. Bio Wheels deliver superior oxygenated water back into the tank. I do like canister filters too as they are generally superior for mechanical filtration and good at biological filtration, but because they do not have access to "above water level" oxygen, aren't quite as good at it as a bio wheel filter is...

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OFL replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank

What biological filtration does the bio filter have? Also, how much does it have?

I don't think that people use canister filters with the Oscars just because they are good at sucking up all the crap. I think one of the main reasons is there isn't anything else that can cope with such large tanks that lot of us use.

Your guess is as good as mine as to why they don't sell bio filters over here. I have searched through quite a few of the aquatic suppliers here and none of them sell them.

Just a quick edit.

When I first got into Oscars, I bought a 75 gallon trigon 350 jewel tank which had an internal filter. I could not believe how clogged up the spongers became no time at all. I would never go back to sponged filter. I would use sponge for mechanical filtration, but not as biological filtration

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