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post #1 of 4 Old 01-27-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Aqueon of Fluval filtration?

I am new to fish keeping and have purchased a 75g tank. When looking at filter I was thinking about either buy two of these for the tankFor Aquariums up to 90 gallons Aqueon QuietFlow 55/75
400 GPH.
Or just one these canister filters
Fluval 06 406 For Aquariums up to 100 gallons
383 GPH. Now the Aqueon filters together are still about $100 cheaper but I was not sure if they were better in tandem. Any advise you can give to this noob would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-28-2013, 02:41 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

The first question that has to be answered when considering a filter is, what fish are intended for the tank? Fish have differing needs with respect to water current, and the filter is the easiest way to handle this. Also, some fish need more filtration than others. Live plants is another important consideration, as with plants you want less filtration right from the start.

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Live plants is another important consideration, as with plants you want less filtration right from the start.

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Clarification question. When you refer to less filtration, do mean lower GPH or less media? No carbon for example, more emphasis on sponge and floss filtration.

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Clarification question. When you refer to less filtration, do mean lower GPH or less media? No carbon for example, more emphasis on sponge and floss filtration.

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Both. It all depends upon the fish, and plants. In a well planted tank that is not overstocked, there is really no need for any filter, just something to gently move the water around. But while we're doing that, it is practical to filter it through some sponge/floss/pads to remove particulate matter. But there is really no need for biological, and absolutely no need for chemical, filtration in planted tanks.

Water current is obviously connected to the filter, so this too should be minimal unless you have fish requiring a current. Plants are best in less flow--if the plants are swaying, the current is too strong. Only those right next to the filter outflow should move.

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