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all system go for bigger tank
Old 01-01-2009, 03:02 PM   #1
 
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all system go for bigger tank

i finally convinced my my parents to let me get a 20 h in my room, my room currently has a 2 gallon 5.5 gallon and a 10 gallon so this 20 will finish me off . my question now is what type of filter and heater should i be looking in to getting i was looking at canister filter for it but i would gladly exempt any suggestions on substrate, heater, fish and plants and any thing else you can think of thanks
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
 
I wouldn't get a canister unless you have a planted tank. If you don't, then I would get a HOB filter like a Marineland Penguin 100. Good heaters are the Stealth and the Hydor Theo. A 100W should be fine for your needs.
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
 
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im gonna have it planted but not super heavy but midway planted with a nice drift wood center piece would the flow of water mater ??
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:35 PM   #4
 
You will want to have very little surface agitation then. More surface agitation means more O2 which takes away the CO2 for your plants. A canister would be best, but I have no experience with them so I cannot recommend one.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #5
 
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ok thanks for the info
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:25 PM   #6
 
cody, more surface agitation means less co2 for the plants, as the movement exposes more water to the ambient air, thereby exposing that co2 to that air
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:42 PM   #7
 
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new tank sounds good :)
on my tank i run a canister,i find them easy to run and nice and quiet,
it's a Fluval.
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