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post #1 of 5 Old 05-31-2009, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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need help deciding what filter for 150g

well title says it i hava a 150 gal tank with 2 stingrays and a few other fish and atm i have 4 hob filters. well i would like to lose some of them and cant reallly decide on what type of canister or what would be the best overall filter. i have in mind 2 marineland 350 magnum bio-wheel pro's. i no this keeps 4 little wheels hanging on the back but it still clears up 2 electrical sockets. and another thing i was thinking was the rena cannister because of the heater that rena makes for there filters i kinda like especially for the rays not burning themselves on. so basically i need help making up my mind so any personal experience or just advice on either or a totally different system would be great. thx
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-31-2009, 09:47 AM
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I would always go with a canister filter especially on larger tanks. I have had Eheim for 14 years and never a problem. They also have models with the heating unit included in the filter; I have one on my 90g and love it. It has been running now for 12 years non-stop and never a problem filter or heater-wise. Probably a bit more expensive to buy (Eheim) but over time less costly to operate and very reliable.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-31-2009, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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ya i was thinking on the ehiem as i usually hear alot of goog things about them but i just dont know yet thanks byron
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-31-2009, 11:59 AM
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wet/dry sump ma bro

60 gallon
1 black ghost knife
4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
1 algae eater
1 golden killifish
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2 albino cory cats
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29 gallon (brackish)
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-31-2009, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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what kind of wet/dry are you thinking bout sageo? its my works busy season so i dont really have time to build anything since atm im working from 7am-9 or 10pm
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