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Which is easier, larger or smaller tank?
Old 05-03-2007, 04:24 AM   #11
 
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:20 AM   #12
 
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I was told by a self-proclaimed "expert" that I know that I need to master the cycle on a small tank to be able to cope with a larger tank.

My understanding is that its the other way round?
I've read it the other way around and have had great success with the larger tanks. It's all up to the individual doing it though.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:44 AM   #13
 
I'm looking to buy a Fluval duo deep 1200, i think its about 160litres. I currently have a 70litre tank.

From what I've read, a larger tank is a lot more forgiving, chemistry wise, than smaller tanks.

I've got my small tank running fine, chemistry is consistantly good.

Is an external filter recommended? If so, why?

Thanks guys
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:56 PM   #14
 
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Undergravel filters tend to clog pretty easy, specially with finer substrate. With external filters, most of the pieces are readily available as well to clean to prevent clogging.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #15
 
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I speak from experience that larger is easier. More forgiving, less of a bioload relatively speaking, easier to vacuum the gravel without removing 80% of the water, etc.

The smaller the tank the faster the issue builds and the less time you have to fix it before it's a disaster.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:24 PM   #16
 
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Undergravel filters tend to clog pretty easy, specially with finer substrate. With external filters, most of the pieces are readily available as well to clean to prevent clogging.
From my experience, undergravel filters are useless for plants as well.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:41 PM   #17
 
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From my experience, undergravel filters are useless for plants as well.
Yup, undergravel filters seem archaic and useless for anything but a betta.
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