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Old 04-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #211
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oh man... I thought they would have a big big warehouse/ store. I love to window shop
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:10 AM   #212
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that would awesome if this thread was the reason marinedepot is out of stock. You should ask them for some commission neoshrimp!
I won't need commission. This thread is created in hopes to inspire you guys and to bring more interests to the club

Perhaps if this club gets big enough, the 12G club that is, could we possibly call in to ask for discounts for people who are in our club and are ordering new or more tanks? Hopefully they can do something for us, that would be so neat!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #213
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Question.....what do you guys recommend for a filter? I'm trying to conserve money so is there a cheaper alternative to an ehiem? I have HOB's but I think they are ugly.

Are there cheaper canisters?
What filters do you guys recommend (including eheim)?
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #214
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Question.....what do you guys recommend for a filter? I'm trying to conserve money so is there a cheaper alternative to an ehiem? I have HOB's but I think they are ugly.

Are there cheaper canisters?
What filters do you guys recommend (including eheim)?
LOL, I am taking Neo's way. 2 zoomed canister filter. I like the zoomed filter so far.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #215
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You could buy something used in the SnS forums. Or you could get a sunsun 302 off Ebay for ~$50, it doesn't come with filter media, just a few thin pieces of filter floss. Flow might be too strong with the sunsun, but I know someone else on this forum is running one on their 12 gallon, maybe they can chime in.

I'm planning on running a Cascade 700 hooked up to a diy ugf. Managed to snag a new one off ebay for $60ish. Needed something short to fit in my cabinet and this one fit perfectly.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #216
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I'm just using 2 of the smallest ATI sponge filters in each back corner run off an air pump. Scape will be manzanita sticks from Tom Barr, akadama and java moss, dwarf water lettuce/frogbit and maybe a couple java ferns. Fauna will be extreme BKK and mischlings, 6 zebra otos and probably some cherry shrimp and ramshorns that get in there from the moss. Light will be a single Catalina 36 T5HO hung high enough to avoid algae issues but the floaters will block a decent amount of light.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:46 PM   #217
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May I know what you guys lay your 12 gallon tank on?
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:19 AM   #218
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May I know what you guys lay your 12 gallon tank on?
You mean what type of stand? Or cushion type material?
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:47 AM   #219
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Raymond i found a nice 36" long sponge foam type mat at Target for pretty cheap. I think it's actually 40x21.
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You could buy something used in the SnS forums. Or you could get a sunsun 302 off Ebay for ~$50, it doesn't come with filter media, just a few thin pieces of filter floss. Flow might be too strong with the sunsun, but I know someone else on this forum is running one on their 12 gallon, maybe they can chime in.

I'm planning on running a Cascade 700 hooked up to a diy ugf. Managed to snag a new one off ebay for $60ish. Needed something short to fit in my cabinet and this one fit perfectly.
can a sunsun302 use the ugf design?
i dont see it on ebay for $50 nor can i find a 302
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:13 AM   #221
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This filter also sells under Perfect or Grech, it's the same as the smallest AquaTop canister (all the same filter different names)
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #222
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Added 3 nerites and 4 otos, decreased ML double bright time to 8 hours and rescaped. Dose once per week with Flourish. Still have the plexiglass cover on and didn't raise the lighting. I think the 1/4" plexi shields out some of the light which compensates for not being able to raise the fixture because of the tanks location above my roll top desk. I just have crypts and anubias but will try some medium light plants soon.
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can a sunsun302 use the ugf design?
i dont see it on ebay for $50 nor can i find a 302
Yes you can use it with a diy ugf.

I just tried searching and there's only 1 selling it for slightly under $50, and and more being sold for $54. Just search for the term "canister filter" in the pet supplies section and filter the price by the range of $40 - $55. If you're planning on using expensive media, the cost of this filter + the media will only be slightly less than a eheim that comes fully loaded with media. Just one downside to this filter I don't like, you can't adjust the flow unless you add in your own ball valve, aside from that I've been running one in my 40G tank with no problems for the past 1.5 years. There's a lot of mixed reviews on them so do your research before ordering one.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #224
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Yes you can use it with a diy ugf.

I just tried searching and there's only 1 selling it for slightly under $50, and and more being sold for $54. Just search for the term "canister filter" in the pet supplies section and filter the price by the range of $40 - $55. If you're planning on using expensive media, the cost of this filter + the media will only be slightly less than a eheim that comes fully loaded with media. Just one downside to this filter I don't like, you can't adjust the flow unless you add in your own ball valve, aside from that I've been running one in my 40G tank with no problems for the past 1.5 years. There's a lot of mixed reviews on them so do your research before ordering one.

Friends that are running this have packed more media into it which reduces the flow some, just an option.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #225
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So far we have this: (I believe about a few who have recently joined the club have yet to add their names to the list...)

1 ADA
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3
4 PhillCA
5 1995db7
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12 yellowsno
13 jingleberry
14 sayurasem
15 sunyang730

I have cut the list down to only 15 participants

PS: So jingleberry, you don't mind I put you on #13 right? If not let me know
Um, if is this the list for the 12 Gal Long Club, I'd like to be on it too.

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