Which Filter for my 75 River tank?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Low Tech Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
Lovin Fish
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: JA
Posts: 38
Default

Which Filter for my 75 River tank?


Hi! I have been browsing through other threads and forums regarding 75g Low-Tech tanks, and now am down to my final Filtration descision. I have a few options I am looking at and am just not sure which route would be the best for me.
I have hardy plants that will do fine in a River Style tank. I have fish that appreciate highly oxygenated water with fast flow and constant ripples at the surface. I want to have 2 filtration systems, one on either side of the tank for optimum flow. I want something that will be cost effective over time not requiring constant replacement parts or continuous sponge change-outs.
Here's what I am looking at: around 700gph which averages moving the water 10'xs an hour.
1 Rena Filstar XP4 paired with 1 Hagen Fluval AquaClear Powerhead 70
~OR~
1 AquaClear 110 Power Filter paired with 1 Rena Filstar XP3
~OR~
1 AquaClear 110 Power Filter paired with Hagen Fluval AquaClear Powerhead 70
~OR~
2 AquaClear 110 Power Filter
~OR~
AquaClear ProFlex sump Model 2 paired with a powerhead


All suggestions will be greatly helpful! Thank you!!!!
__________________
Goin planted!

Last edited by Lovin Fish; 03-13-2012 at 11:27 PM.. Reason: neede to add something
Lovin Fish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
MitchD
Algae Grower
 
MitchD's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 44
Default

I use a fx5 in a tank larger than this and it moves water like a son of a b**** no experience with any other makers of canisters though
__________________
MitchD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
Lovin Fish
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: JA
Posts: 38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MitchD View Post
I use a fx5 in a tank larger than this and it moves water like a son of a b**** no experience with any other makers of canisters though
LOL! Thanks I had concidered an fx5 but then decided to have two filters instead of one boss hog LOL!
__________________
Goin planted!
Lovin Fish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
filtration, low-tech, planted tank, river tank

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012