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  1. #1

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    Default May be setting up a new tank...opinions please!

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    Hi all - It's been a while since I was on. I had a 29 gallon that I was using as a neon tank, but I have since moved up to a 60 gallon tank so I could increase school sizes, etc....should have started big in the first place.

    Speaking of big...I have the opportunity to score a nice 125 gallon tank which is making me want to go back to my roots and have a nice goldfish tank in which I'd like to have about 6 fancy goldies (probably 2 each black moors, orandas, and lionheads).

    It's been a while since I set up a goldfish tank, so there are many new filters out there than what I used to use before. My question is this: if I were to get a 125 gallon setup with the anticipated stock of 6 fancy goldfish...what should I be looking at as far as filtration goes?

    I'm currently looking at a Fluval FX5 canister filter, rated for tanks up to 400 gallons and I'd like to get a good HOB filter so I can have two good filters running at the same time. I don't have any real experience with large HOB filters any of you have any recommedations that I should look into? Does this sound like a good setup considering the size and my stocking preference?

    Feel free to give me your thoughts and opinions. I'm in no hurry with this one. I'm going to take my time and do it right. Thanks!

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    I think a FX5 is an excellent choice for the tankl & stock and for an HOB to go with it IMO there is only one choice... An Aquaclear 110.

    They are versatile, Durable, Effective & have good flow and capacity, It's win/win/win. [& I am confident the '+1s' will follow]
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    Those two filters should be enough for a high bio-load. I really do like my FX5 and I have always like aquaclear HOB filter
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    What can I say, +1 to mr 850R
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    Forgive me if you know this already, but I guess the only thing to add is make sure the decorations aren't pointy/sharp, and the substrate (if you choose to use it) is far too big to fit in a mouth.

    I've heard they enjoy playing in bubbles.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    If you go with an aquaclear 110 it will fit just fine. Only certain hob filters will fit on the platic lip of the tank. Others that I know fit are a whisper 60 and aqueon 55/75- though both of those take cartidges and arent as versitile.

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