filtration

  1. HardBodyBullies1

    What does everyone think of this filter?? Any suggestions??

    Just want to get a little feed back on this sump. Im just getting back into the fish, and this is my first wet/dry sump system I've ever had. I have this sump running a 75 gal freshwater aquarium with an overflow. I had to use this sump on the opposite side due to a crack on the side were the...
  2. R

    265 gallon FW gyre?

    I am almost done setting up my 265 and was thinking about picking up a gyre for my tank. It will have a sump and canister and plenty of filtration but i am doubting the amount of circulation i will have. Sand bottom, driftwood, caves, pvc, no plants. Uv sterilizers and algae scrubbers and all...
  3. R

    Reverse osmosis and 3 channel doser

    Ok my buddy is getting rid of a lot of fish equipment and he is willing to cut me a deal on his ro unit and 3 channel doser as well. As i am just getting into the larger tanks and attempting to step out of the complete amateur department, would these be worth it to have for my Freshwater tank...
  4. Kaia

    Best canister filter?

    Looking for quieter filtration for my 75 gal. Anyone have a recommendation on a dependable quiet canister filter?
  5. jvc66

    Filtration for a 250g

    Hi guys im picking up a 250g tomorrow and just wanted to get some ideas for filtration. From the pictures it looks like theres not alot of room in the stand for filtration to be hidden. Anybody have any good solution to making a filter or filters large enough for the tank that would be able to...
  6. R

    New 265 gallon for dovii

    Hey guys I am actually resealing a 265 right now in order to setup for my future dovii's. I did have a few questions on if my filtration is going to be able to support this big tank though. This is my first big tank so I would love a few pointers. Filters are: 2x Sun sun 304b 525gph with 9v...
  7. mapledalemolossers

    Filter media Inside Overflow

    Has anyone considered increasing your filter surface area by installing media of some kind in your overflow? I just setup my new aquarium and feel that the space is wasted. I measured out about 4 gallons in each overflow box. Seems like I could put a couple of gallons of 10ppm sponge in there...
  8. Hendre

    Bunch of jack dempsey questions

    as the title suggests i have a few questions about jack dempseys. here we go. 1- is a 65 gal suibtable for a pair? 2-is a boyu fef 230 suitable for a single/ pair dempsey?if not is there a suitable budget filter? 3-best food for dempseys 4-can a dempsey tank be planted? 5- any tips for these...
  9. Hendre

    African Biotope tank - general help needed (plants, filter and fish)

    Good afternoon ladies and gents of MFK In a month I will be setting up my first large tank (250L 4ft long) and need a few tidbits of help.:confused: I plan on building my tank around a few small, flat stones and medium pieces of driftwood at the back to leave plenty of swim space and rear...
  10. Hendre

    African Biotope tank - general help needed (plants, filter and fish)

    Good afternoon ladies and gents of MFK In a month I will be setting up my first large tank (250L 4ft long) and need a few tidbits of help.:confused: I plan on building my tank around a few small, flat stones and medium pieces of driftwood at the back to leave plenty of swim space and rear...
  11. kim91

    130 gallon fx5 & hw-304b input & output placement

    Here's my setup and placement as of now and not sure if i did it right or wrong so can someone give me some advice on placing the input and output for my two canister filter which is fx5 and sunsun hw-304b with one powerhead and internal filter, where should i point the powerhead? I will be...
  12. P

    6 Questions from Newbie; Please Help!

    1. ARE WATER CHANGES NEEDED EVEN WITH GREAT TEST RESULTS? I'm running a Fluval FX6 on a 125 gallon tank with a total of 8 small cichlids in it (see signature). I have had the tank setup with fish for about 2 months and my water tests are all coming back pretty good. My most recent water test...
  13. A

    Looking for 2500gph return pump

    I live near Orlando and I am planning a 240 gallon African cichlid tank. It is a big undertaking as I have never owned anything larger than a 55 gallon. I talked to a LFS called Daytona Aqurium that specializes in African cichlids and the manager recommended a sump but also that it turn the tank...
  14. jamntoast

    how big should sump be

    I'm fixing up a tank that sprung a leak a few months ago and I was thinking about adding a sump at the same time. how big of a sump would probably be necessary? the tank is in an L shape and is 18" wide 18" tall, one arm is 4' the other is 6', so essentially its two 70g tanks jammed together in...
  15. Sizzy905

    Filtration for one Oscar

    I have a new 75 gallon tank. It's already cycled and is running an aquaclear 110. Is that filtration enough for just one full grown Oscar? And maybe (that's a big maybe) just one other cichlid that can go with an Oscar. I've seen in a lot of posts people suggest keeping a lot more filtration but...
  16. P

    First Fish Tank Ever - Need Filtration Help for 125 Gallon Tank

    I am going to be setting up a 125 gallon fish tank with 8-12 Cichlids, and I may do 2-4 live feeding per month. I know that I will have to do water changes, but I'm looking for filtration suggestions that I require the least amount of water changes and aquarium maintenance. FYI...whatever system...
  17. P

    First Fish Tank Ever - Need Filtration Help for 125 Gallon Tank

    I am going to be setting up a 125 gallon fish tank with 8-12 Cichlids, and I may do 2-4 live feeding per month. I know that I will have to do water changes, but I'm looking for filtration suggestions that I require the least amount of water changes and aquarium maintenance. FYI...whatever...
  18. Cichlid_freak

    Is gravel cleaning mandatory?

    I have a cichlid tank with a sunsun 302 canister and a top filter. Though I have not tested it, but the water looks reasonably fine and fish are doing good. However, the substrate (brick red sand) is a bit dirty and I was wondering if the filters would pick it up over time and if I can leave it...
  19. D_Nicepumpkin

    Fresh water protein skimming

    Most say that protein skimmers do almost nothing for fresh water but through my own experience I have found that they do a fantastic job at removing both soluble and non soluble fish wastes. Anyone else using skimmers on fresh?
  20. wesbailey87

    Questions About First Time Sump Build for My 125 Gallon Tank

    Hey Guys, I am on my way to my local Goodwill to pick up a 29 Gallon tank that caught my eye, for a sump. This will be my first sump build. I have a design drawn out on where i want my baffles. I'd like to get some glass cut tomorrow and was wondering if anyone could tell me how much...
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