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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2008

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    Awesome planted oscar tank ! - Blu-ray   


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    If you do go with a bristle nose pleco have some/ one nice pease of wood for him.( I just love them, damn good workers )
    I used the fluval 205 on my 110L tank and it did a good job. Didn`t have strong flow, so was good for a planted tank.
    just a reminder,,,don`t remover your old filter entil the new is ready, run both for a few weeks.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Philadelphia Suburbs

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    WRT the canister - I have a magnum 350 Pro on my main tank and a Fluval 206 on my conditioning tank. The magnum is a pain in the butt to work with relative to the Fluval. I hate how hard it is to disconnect the lines and re-align the lid. I also don't like the media chamber. There is only one, and its cumbersome to work with. I actually dislike it so much I'm going to retire it in favor of a Fluval 406.

    Agree with the others re canister size. One rated for 2x your aquarium is good. I always run two filters, which combined are rated for 3x my aquarium size.

    Sunlight is like steroids for algae.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Glen Arm. MD

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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish   thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish   You help a lot - PhillipOrigami   For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff   beautiful discus! - Crispy   


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    If you are having algae issues, most often this is due to imbalance issues - light or nutrients with the later the more common. Check you nitrate and phosphate levels. Be sure your lights have enough intensity and are the correct color temperature. A biological filter will not do anything relative to these issues.
    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:

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