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post #1 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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100 gallon aquarium filter

Would a fluval 204 workwell for a 100 gallon fish tank? I don't have the tank now but im thinking of getting 1.

10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 06:33 PM
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You're gonna need a much bigger filter
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post #3 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 06:44 PM
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It depends. If you put a few neons in the tank then sure. But generally speaking that filter was rated for up to a 40 gallon tank from what "google" told me. You'll want something bigger.
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post #4 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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whats the size gunna have 2 be and how much would it cost?

10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

~~~~~~~~ . . .[I LOVE FISHING]
~~~~~~~ ~/\ . .(-.-)--'
~~~~~~~ ./..\@--|-.
~~~~~~~ / . . ' . _/\_
~~~~~~. /~----------------
~><)))'>--'
~~~~~

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post #5 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 06:56 PM
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Plan on spending around $200 on the filtration. If not a little more
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post #6 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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The filter is gunna cost more than the tank!

10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

~~~~~~~~ . . .[I LOVE FISHING]
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~~~~~~~ ./..\@--|-.
~~~~~~~ / . . ' . _/\_
~~~~~~. /~----------------
~><)))'>--'
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post #7 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 07:16 PM
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I have a RENA Filstar xP3 that's rated for 175 gallons and 350 gph. It seems to be enough filtration for my 125 gallon tank for now, but I plan on getting another filter before my fish get too big. But I think it does depend a bit on what you want to keep in it. If you have oscars or other fish with high bioloads you'll probably need something bigger. My RENA cost me about $150 but it was on sale from $179. It pays to shop around, you can usually find filters online cheaper than in stores so as long as you plan ahead and plan in the shipping time you can save some money.

125 gallon tank:
2 Tiger oscars, 1 Electric blue jack dempsey, 1 Jack dempsey, 2 Bala sharks, 1 Firemouth, 1 Salvini, 1 Texas cichlid, 1 Pleco; All juveniles

29 gallon (in the works):
1 Blue ram, 1 Cockatoo cichlid, 1 Powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 Bolivian Ram, 8 Neon tetras, 4 Corydoras, 2 Bamboo shrimp, some ghost shrimp
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post #8 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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will a fluval 305 be good enough

10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

~~~~~~~~ . . .[I LOVE FISHING]
~~~~~~~ ~/\ . .(-.-)--'
~~~~~~~ ./..\@--|-.
~~~~~~~ / . . ' . _/\_
~~~~~~. /~----------------
~><)))'>--'
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post #9 of 13 Old 02-25-2009, 08:27 PM
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No.
If you wan a fluval, you will want an Fx5. I personally use these on some of my big tanks and they work great. The only downfall is that theyre a little pricey. But if you can't afford to properly filter a tank, that means you can't afford the tank at all.

As for the comment about the xp3, you will definitely want at least a hob filter running alongside that filter. The xp3 are rated a lot higher then they actually handle. I have used the xp3 before, and didnt like them at all.

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post #10 of 13 Old 02-26-2009, 03:15 PM
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That's a long tank and you will have dead zones if you don't have filtration on both ends of that tank. A good canister would work but another filter should also be on the opposite end of the tank. Possibly an Aqua Clear 110.
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