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What filter would you suggest for my 75? Right now as posted everything is fine, but after reading some horror stories I'm concerned about filtration. I tested my water again and it was PH 7 , ammonia 0, nitrate 0, and nitrate #3 0. Right now I'm using a marine land 300 I think? Its for up to 100 gallons...But I keep reading over the back filters are bad? Would really appreciate some advice on this! Thanks guys!
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Filtration

Yes you should have another filter, and no, hang on back filters are not bad, there are a few that do a great job. Aquaclear110, Emperor 400, or FluvalC4 would be a good addition. If your budget permits, a medium sized canister would be ideal. For this I would suggest an Eheim 2217 or API Filstar XPL. Both very quiet, efficient and reliable. I can highly recommend the Filstar, I have several, all perform perfectly. Also, at 30ppm nitrate you need a large water change. Strive to keep that number under 20


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Jonathan replied the topic: Filtration

I like canisters for breeding bacteria personally. I had a Fluval 406 accompanying an in tank filter for a 68 gal and it was a beast; I highly recommend it. Really powerful and easy to maintain.
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Filtration

What do you want to spend? LOTS of options..... B)

I would also recommend you add a sponge filter to the tank....great biological, decnet mechanical, & if the power goes out(once it cycles), you simply keep a battery operated air pump om hand, & you won't lose biological filtration. I have one in all my tanks.

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JBare replied the topic: Re:Filtration

Oh no...my nitrate isn't at 30. Lol Nitrate #3....was 0. First time I ever got a reading that low actually. Earlier in the week it was 20 and I did a water change. So...a sponge filter is different than a canister filter? I can swing a medium canister filter. I'll look into the options you gave me. If I get a canister would it be beneficial to also have a sponge? (If they are in fact different)

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Filtration

My previous oscars hated sponge filters and would chew it to pieces once they were around 6".
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Filtration

Not sure getting a 0 for nitrate is ok... did you clean the filters out ? Maybe kill off some bb? One of the more experienced members can comment further.
Yes sponge filter is different than a canister. Do a google search on them

You could always set up the hob as mainly mech filtration and use the canister for bio. Thats what i plan on doing and was advised from other members
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Filtration

I just ordered an API Filstar :-) I'll keep my HOB though. And no I didn't clear any filters just a water change. I thought it seemed odd though so I'm re testing when I get home from work. Maybe I didn't shake it long enough lol

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Goranothos replied the topic: Filtration

Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, and Nitrate 0 is almost impossible, unless you just did a 100% water change or have no fish in the tank.

What test kit are you using? Most of use here use the API liquid master kit:

www.amazon.com/API-Freshwater-Master-Test-Kit/dp/B000255NCI/...s&ie=UTF8&qid=1401385883&sr=1-1&keywords=api+liquid+test+kit

Note that you have to follow the instructions exactly regarding shaking the solutions and the test tubes, especially for the Nitrate test.

Test strips are worthless.

Do you have a basic understanding of the nitrogen cycle in an aquarium? If not, do a bit of research.

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JBare replied the topic: Re:Filtration

Lol!! Yes I do, thank you. And I use the API liquid master kit so we're good. Think the issue was I shook it for 30 seconds and not a minute, I was running late for work but I'm about to re test now I'm home

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