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post #1 of 4 Old 05-11-2009, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Filter suggestions?

I just bought a 180 gal tank off of craigs list.

I'm going freshwater. What type of filter, heater, and air pump should i get? The front is glass and the 4 other sides are this plastic laminate type of material. The back is about 1" inch thick. So hanging filter is out of the question?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-11-2009, 11:56 PM
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Personally, I would have the back drilled and an overflow built for it, then run either a wet/dry or a sump and keep the heaters(2- 300w) in there.

My wife rolls her eyes when I talk about getting another tank
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-13-2009, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Which of these is the best bang for my buck?
Aquarium Wet/Dry Filters, Aquarium Sumps & Overflow Boxes at

I'm lost.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-14-2009, 06:45 AM
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I'd go with a canister filter myself. Sumps are nice but unless you're going to have a lot of cichlids its probably unnecessary.

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