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Thread: Filter options for a 30g
02-11-2013, 12:54 AM #11
Thanks for all the help!
02-11-2013, 01:04 AM #12
That is a big feeding schedule.
try cutting it back to once a day, if not every other day.
healthy fish can easy handle that change.
(as I personally feed every other day)
If you have your 55 sitting around and can get it up and running properly (cycled)
then your angel will love it in there and you can design a nice stock around her.
and the HOB is a great choice, but they aren't protein skimmers. those are mainly for saltwater set up's and unique freshwater set ups.
for 90% of our tanks, we don't need protein skimmers. just a normal hob like an aqua clear 50. they have great deals for filters online, it'll save you good money rather than a chain store.
02-11-2013, 01:44 AM #13
Regarding feeding, many of us feed once a day and fast our fish once a week - I also feed every other day - they don't suffer - only give as much as the fish will eat in 3min.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
02-11-2013, 02:50 AM #14
Ok, what do you all recommend I do with the redtail?
02-11-2013, 03:10 AM #15
With proper layout and design, you may be able to put him in the 55.
but it is a risk because he's aggressive and so is the angel. they may get into it.
but he can't stay in that 30gallon, he'll tear up the cory's and start to hunt those tetra's. they are mean fish.
so for your 55, your question becomes, do you want the RTS (red tailed shark) as your only bottom dweller, or do you want other fish.
02-11-2013, 03:22 AM #16
Ok, might have to sell him to my LFS, as I definitely want more then the RTS in terms of bottom dwellers.
02-11-2013, 04:50 AM #17
good call. i think that is the safest bet for what your circumstances are.
but most people recommend the ac lines of hob's, like for your 30gallon, an ac70 would be perfect. or two ac 30's. just something that is rated 2x the size of the tank and ideally 8-10x turnover per hr rating.
for your 55, you could get the fluval 306/406 with an ac70 hob, that'd be a good combo there too.