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  1. #1

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    Hey all. I'm about to buy my first aquarium ever. Just curious what you think of this setup. I'll be purchasing the tank and stand. Is it a solid product?





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    nice tank but we stock this at work for 200 sells like wild fire
    3 tanks a 200 ltr 4 head and tail lights,10 assorted platys, 3 black swordtails, tuxedo swordtail, mystus catfish a raphael catfish,pictus,sunset catfish 2 clown loaches 1 xclown plec,gibbicep,2 Congo tetras,2 albino algae eaters,1 panda corydoras,1 Pakistani loach,3 cory,s a peppered a albino sterbae and a agazzizi,1 skunk botia,2bumbble bee gobies and 2 silver angel 1 zebra angel,3 red banded rainbows,2 cockatoo dwarf chiclids,3 diamond tetras

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingmyclown
    nice tank but we stock this at work for £200 sells like wild fire
    Prices would be similar assuming OP is in United States. Seems like a pretty good deal to me

    edit: Are you looking at tank alone, or tank and stand?

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    The tank and stand deal is nicely priced. Being Canadian has us paying a wee bit more. DONT CHEAP OUT ON THE FILTER, see if you can get a deal on a canister instead of the clip on.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199
    The tank and stand deal is nicely priced. Being Canadian has us paying a wee bit more. DONT CHEAP OUT ON THE FILTER, see if you can get a deal on a canister instead of the clip on.
    Will a canister make my life a lot easier?

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    In a word, Yes. I started with hang on the back filters and until I bought a canister filter I didn't know the difference. If your buying this from a store you may be able to trade in the HOB for a canister. There are different types of canisters but I only have experiance with a Fluval which makes life so much easier with their bio-media baskets.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    To me, canister filters are better for filtering and cleaning your water, but when you have to clean them, they can be a ''pain''. The work compared to a HOB is a little more. However, this is well worth it and still not that much of a pain.

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    The light wattage is rather low (I am assuming that there are two 25 watt tubes.) You will need to consider that if you want plants. Otherwise, a nice deal overall. Of course Walmart had a 55 gal with similar hood for a good bit less (no real stand available and the filter was a joke.)

    By the way, the Cascade filter is a lower cost canister filter system that works very well and is ultra quite.
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    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

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    I'll go into the store and see if they can cut me a deal for the canister.

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    Have you checked your local craiglist for a used setup?

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