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post #1 of 5 Old 01-06-2011, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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What size filter/pump to use?

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I recently became the owner of a 30 Gal tank and some accessories. I have done a fair amount of research on the WWW to determine which are the best Pump/Filter systems. My question is related to a particular line of Pump/Filter systems made by FLUVAL. And, my nearest pet store has a FLUVAL 305 unit on special and I'm considering purchasing it. However, I would enjoy knowing how this product does for the users out in the Aquarium World. Comments, Suggestions and Recommendations are always Welcome.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-07-2011, 12:34 AM
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I use two fluval canister filters, and they have always worked well for me. Really I think it depends on personal prefrense, size of your tank, and what you plan on keeping. I only use canister filters in my high bioload 55 gal tanks. The smaller ones I use intank or HOB filters.

Either way, I like Fluval, and its always been easy to find what ever I need for them.

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
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I use two fluval canister filters, and they have always worked well for me. Really I think it depends on personal prefrense, size of your tank, and what you plan on keeping. I only use canister filters in my high bioload 55 gal tanks. The smaller ones I use intank or HOB filters.

Either way, I like Fluval, and its always been easy to find what ever I need for them.
Thank you for responding to my post and for the information. I always respect and utilize customer feedback on items I'm interested in purchasing.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-07-2011, 01:46 AM
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sure thing. Make sure you post some pictures and tell us what your getting! we all like to see what other people do with aquariums.

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
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sure thing. Make sure you post some pictures and tell us what your getting! we all like to see what other people do with aquariums.

Using a digital camera is second nature for me I use one almost every day. It will be interesting and rewarding to photograph through glass, I look forward to experimenting.

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