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Thread: Filter Help

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    Stick with one then.

    Take a pic of the current cover so we know what you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Stick with one then.

    Take a pic of the current cover so we know what you are talking about.
    Right now I don't actually have a cover, they broke their and never replaced it. So I will need to get a new one, not sure if it could be custom made or if they have one that would work with two?

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    Glass lids nowadays come with a plastic panel on the back edge, which you can cut out sections of to accommodate any filters/cords/etc

    https://www.drsfostersmith.com/produ...fm?pcatid=3790
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Glass lids nowadays come with a plastic panel on the back edge, which you can cut out sections of to accommodate any filters/cords/etc
    Good to know, thanks. Going to be making a pilgrimage to the LFS tomorrow with a friend, will see all of what they have. Need to decide on lights, substrate and another piece of wood, likely spiderwood.

    Right now I just have the tank, the stand, a nice big tree like piece of driftwood, two nice sized defined rocks so still in the setting up process. All expensive and being spread out lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjallen3 View Post
    Sponge filters are fine and I'm glad to read that the one post said that the current filter in the tank and lid cutouts allow for plenty of oxygen exchange...thats all great! My canister filter gives plenty of water surface agitation for oxygen exchange too. All oxygen exchange is done at the water's surface. Not everyone has a lot of cut out areas to keep oxygenated air in the tank. An air stone can be added by suction cup barely below the water surface creating no additional water currant. It can also be mounted just above the water line. The point is to make sure there is always fresh air at the surface of the tanks water.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Glass lids nowadays come with a plastic panel on the back edge, which you can cut out sections of to accommodate any filters/cords/etc

    https://www.drsfostersmith.com/produ...fm?pcatid=3790
    Slap is right. The glass covers can be customized for your needs by you. They even let in extra light from the room so not all wavelength of light will be restricted to your aquarium bulb. Nice suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterJedi View Post
    Good to know, thanks. Going to be making a pilgrimage to the LFS tomorrow with a friend, will see all of what they have. Need to decide on lights, substrate and another piece of wood, likely spiderwood.

    Right now I just have the tank, the stand, a nice big tree like piece of driftwood, two nice sized defined rocks so still in the setting up process. All expensive and being spread out lol
    It's nice to have a decent LFS nearby, all that is near me are the box stores (Petsmart/co)

    It's not an inexpensive hobby, that's for sure....but you can save alot of $ by shopping online...about the only thing I haven't bought online (including my fish) is my actual tanks, and those were bought during the $1/gallon sale at Petco
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    It's nice to have a decent LFS nearby, all that is near me are the box stores (Petsmart/co)

    It's not an inexpensive hobby, that's for sure....but you can save alot of $ by shopping online...about the only thing I haven't bought online (including my fish) is my actual tanks, and those were bought during the $1/gallon sale at Petco
    That's the plan, I know this place is good with fish, tanks are clean, all on individual systems, they quarantine for a week before putting fish up for sale etc. They're just expensive, especially with everything else but you can see it up close (driftwood, rocks, etc) and they actually give good advice, some people are still there from when I was a kid so they're hobbyists.

    The filter is $78 on Amazon and about $110 in their store so will not be getting the filter there. But will go speak about lids, lights, heaters (thinking eheim for that), etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    It's nice to have a decent LFS nearby, all that is near me are the box stores (Petsmart/co)

    It's not an inexpensive hobby, that's for sure....but you can save alot of $ by shopping online...about the only thing I haven't bought online (including my fish) is my actual tanks, and those were bought during the $1/gallon sale at Petco
    I do about 95 percent of my purchases online as well. I use Amazon, Wal-Mart, Chewy, and others. A lot of times with free shipping. Just type the item you're looking for in Google and it will give you a myriad of places that have what you're looking for and prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterJedi View Post
    That's the plan, I know this place is good with fish, tanks are clean, all on individual systems, they quarantine for a week before putting fish up for sale etc. They're just expensive, especially with everything else but you can see it up close (driftwood, rocks, etc) and they actually give good advice, some people are still there from when I was a kid so they're hobbyists.

    The filter is $78 on Amazon and about $110 in their store so will not be getting the filter there. But will go speak about lids, lights, heaters (thinking eheim for that), etc.
    Check out the Cobalt Neo Therm heaters, they're kinda pricey, but work great, blend in well with the rest of the tank (especially if you have a black/dark background), and have a built-in thermometer
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