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  1. Equipment
    Hi everyone, You guys were awesome the last time I needed help so I figured I'd ask before went any further down the rabbit-hole again. So the consensus last time was that I'd need to do CO2 for my 29 gal tank. I've pick most of my equipment, but I didn't realize that a inline reactor (going...
  2. Equipment
    Hello group think, I have a 120 planted rainbow tank that has gone through some bouts with first ich and then green water, so I pulled the trigger on a Vecton 2 600 and now I’m scratching my head on how to plumb it. I was going to plumb in into the outlet of one of my two Eheim 4 Pro 600...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, I recently bought a small canister filter for my 10 gallon aquarium. It was rated as a flow rate of 80gph. I know this is always overstated, but figured this would be more than enough for my aquarium. When I first set it up, I recorded 40gph. I figured that was still sufficient. Now...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Just got my new canister filter and trying to figure out how to integrate CO2. In my HOB, I just inserted a CO2 airline tube into the intake and would hear a tick noise as the bubbles passed the impeller. They had a direct path to the impeller. With the canister filter, the inlet water...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I am setting up a new 60 gallon planted tank. This is my first planted tank aquarium. I planning to buy Fluval 307 canister filter along with the lily pipes. But at the local store guy mentioned lily pipe is hard to fit in Fluval canister filter. Is that true?. if no, please suggest me which...
  6. Equipment
    Hi guys, I've been looking here and there but didn't find an answer to my question. I have a Cobalt EXT canister filter and I love it. Its only downside is that the water inline pump is a bit weak, maybe even weak-er as I'm using it OUTSIDE the tank. That's the beauty of this canister: you can...
  7. Equipment
    Hi, I've got a used Penguin Biowheel 200 on a 45 tall tank that I've had up and running a little less than a month now. The filter came with a 30g tank I found at goodwill and ended up not trusting, and when I set it up I noticed that the previous owner had opened the motor compartment (you...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm planning on downsizing my existing setup as I will be getting a new larger tank alongside it. I need to use my ecco canister on the big tank, so the small tank will get an internal filter that I have laying around (I will transfer the biomedia). I will also be replacing more than half of the...
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Just found a few baby shrimps in my canister after cleaning it for the first time in a while (first ever babies!). I fished them out of the dirty water before pouring it away; I only got 4 shrimps but I suppose that is better than none! I hadn't fitted a prefilter so that's why they ended up in...
  10. Equipment
    I'm looking for a canister filter for my 30L/8gallon tank. Eheim seems good but I don't know which model to go with (classic 150, classic 250, eccopro130?). Those filters are rated above the tank size but people say that they have success with them. I also looked at the hydor prime 10 however...
  11. DIY
    I am planning to build a 300 gal. tank and a diy canister filter with no sump. I do not want a syphon tube hanging on the back, I would rather use a bulkhead. Are there any problems with this type of setup?
  12. Equipment
    Hello! So I want to get a canister filter for my 20 gallon. I am tired of the hang on filters and want something that just looks better. What would you recommend that wont break the bank? What would I need as far as it goes for GPH? I am eventually going to get something bigger but I'm just...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, so I recently set up another dirted tank, paired with some fluval stratum and seachem flourite. It's my 36 gallon bow front. Manzanita and Dragonstone hardscape. Currently I have a Finnex Ray II that is putting off about 50-60 Par at 17", correct me if I am wrong. I have a photo period...
  14. Equipment
    Hi guys, A quick advice from the experienced folks! I am starting an aquascape with my 40gal breeder. I have decided to get a Marineland 220 canister filter. What is your opinion on my choice? will it be under filtered / any other preferred filters for this size of tank? Thanks!
  15. Equipment
    Hello! I recently added a hydor 350 to my 20 long( it was on sale for less than the 250), and it seems the flow is super strong! This led me to a number of questions....... Is it too much flow? How much can I turn down the flow valves on the intake/outtake tubes before I cause long term damage...
  16. Equipment
    Hi everyone, I've been doing a lot of research on which filter I want to use on my 17 gallon planted tank and I've come down to two choices: The Fluval 206 or the Eheim 2213. I've heard good things about each and I know each system has its flaws. I've read about how people love Eheim filters...
  17. Equipment
    Ive been using aquaclear HOB on my nano tanks for years and have no complaints. Silent operation, pretty easy maintenance, and good filtration. However I will soon be setting up an ADA ten gallon tank and my goal is to remove as much equipment from the tank as possible. While I would love to...
  18. WTB/RAOK
    I have been on the hunt for a decently priced canister filter. I don't want to spend 100$. I want something potentially used that is maybe closer to 50 or 60$. It can come without media. :)
  19. Equipment
    For about 8 months now I have slowly been working on turning my 36 gal bow front into a planted tank. Before this time I really only used the tank in the winter in order to overwinter my comet, Shubunkin and Sarsara comet, while tanking my two koi a friends larger pond to overwinter. Do to...
  20. Equipment
    Hello all, Anybody has any experience with Chihiros canister filter? It looks sturdy with a very good price.
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