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Hi, I just came into the possesion of a 70 gallon aquarium from a yard sale. Before I get it up and running I wanted to find out what kind of filter I should get. I am going to be planting heavy just like I did with my 20 gallon and I don't want to get something that is going to have a lot of water flow becuae I son't want to have my plants uprooted or pieces getting sucked up like I had with my old power filter. I was thinking of makind a spounge filter. I would like any input you guys had or suggestion of what to get. Any experiences with whatever you have been using would help was well. Thanks in advance.
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A sponge filter might not cut it for a 70 gallon tank. Your best bet would be to go with something like this...

Search for canister filter or "Eheim" in ebay and you'll find tons of great deals.

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