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  1. Default What filter type to use


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    Hi there,

    I am new here.
    So currently I am setting up a few tanks for my fish and I have seen two types of sponge filters, any tips which would be best 1 or 2 ?

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    Lots of people use #1, if that is the one that is weighted...I believe I've read #2's suction cup can fail, and the filter floats all over the tank
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    One would be the best.
    You can sizes of that filter upto 100 gallons
    When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong

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    I have used #1 for different applications and it works well.

    As for #2 it looks awesome, sponge filter on steroids, but I would be worried about the suction cups letting go as Slaphppy7 mentioned. I've never had success with suction cups on any equipment.
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    What size tanks are they? While you may be able to use a sponge filter for tanks up to 100 gallons (not sure why that's a limitation), that doesn't mean that it's a good way to filter such a tank.

    What filter type to use is dependent on tank size and intended stock.

    I agree, suction cups don't last. They need to be replaced from time to time.
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    The tanks are 60 gallons.
    I have decided to go with the ones with the suction cups, as they are 3 times cheaper.( I need 24 of them ) I was thinking about adding some weight to it as so to stay in the bottom of the tank.
    I will be doing frequent but small water changes as to remove anybwaste that settles at the bottom of the tank.

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    As was asked earlier, I'm also curious as to what type of inhabitants you will be adding to that tank. Not that there is anything wrong with choosing a filter type your comfortable with but a 60 gallon is an awesome size and most of the hobbyists choose a HOB or canister or both. Again just curious.
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    Ugh I cant stand the noise of sponge filters. I can barely tolerate HOBs. Canisters all the way :-)
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    So far I have one tank up and running and I have Neolamprologus brichardi in it around 80 in total (that is just from one breeding pair at one time) and so far they have quite a lot of space. In the others I was thinking of pairing some angels and german blue rams for now and in the future some discus and I'll have space to raise their fry.

    atm I'm still not haven't set up everything as I'm moving everything from the house to the garage and I'm also looking for some new fish to buy.

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    You do know the south americans are soft water fish and the brichardi are not?

    Something this size and if you want gentle water flow I'd stick in a hamburger mattenfilter. almost no noise and extremely low maintenance

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