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Just made a major upgrade from 20g to 135g, help pls!

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Just made a major upgrade from 20g to 135g, help pls!
Old 05-24-2008, 03:43 PM   #41
 
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I actually live down the street from the brewery! I took a friend from out of town on a tour of it yesterday and won a beer opener for answering a sam trivia question :D
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:51 PM   #42
 
Thanks herefishy.
I'm a bit lost here, there seem to be only 1 plate on this model of perfecto ugf (http://www.aquariumguys.com/undergravel8.html ) and there is only 2 holes to attach the power head. Are we talking about the right item?

btw okiemavis, i'll drinking water instead of beer for the next 6 months cos all my $ are spent on fish and equipments. lol
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:59 PM   #43
 
Oh herefishy, the AquaClear 110 i have came together with the tank that i bought used. Will be getting all future equipments new. Thanks for the concern.
Another concern i have is like you mentioned, keeping the tank "clean up". Don't like the idea of having too many tube all over my tank.
Looking forward to pics.
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:03 PM   #44
 
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I actually live down the street from the brewery! I took a friend from out of town on a tour of it yesterday and won a beer opener for answering a sam trivia question :D
Oh Sam Adams and your believing yourself to still be a craft brewery.
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #45
 
herefishy, more questions :) .....
Would i need any reverse flow kit if i choose to Marineland 1140 powerheads ?
Which way would the water be flowing btw?
Tried looking for Magnum 350 on the internet and came up with a few models like 350 Pro, 350 deluxe and some 350 model comes with bio wheel as well. Which one should i be looking at?
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #46
 
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The marineland website has a helpful little chart that describes the differences:
http://www.marineland.com/sites/Mari...=1988&mid=3226

You really don't need anything but the bare-bones Magnum, although the quick disconnect valves are always convenient. The bio-wheels are certainly not necessary, as the UGF will provide plenty of biological filtration, but just buy whatever is cheapest. I actually see used ones floating around craigslist and ebay pretty regularly, so you might be able to pick one up for real cheap.
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:26 PM   #47
 
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herefishy, more questions :) .....
Would i need any reverse flow kit if i choose to Marineland 1140 powerheads ?
Which way would the water be flowing btw?
Tried looking for Magnum 350 on the internet and came up with a few models like 350 Pro, 350 deluxe and some 350 model comes with bio wheel as well. Which one should i be looking at?
Thanks
Answer to Question #1 .... yes Re: http://www.petsolutions.com/Penguin-...68550+C42.aspx And the reverse flow adaptors: http://www.petsolutions.com/Reverse-...86861+C42.aspx

Answer to question #2 .... The Deluxe would be fine Re: http://www.petsolutions.com/Magnum-3...33504+C20.aspx

Answer to the filter plate question ... I haven't bought one in some time. My plates came as (2)36" plates. They may have changed. But I would suggest using the (2) plate system if possible. Even with a 6' plate there are (4) "lift" tube holes. I would use (4) power heads. It sounds as though you intend to stock rather heavily and the added flow will be a blessing down the road. Re: http://www.petsolutions.com/72-X-18-...38720+C19.aspx

Answer to the water flow question .... The water will be flowing DOWN the tubes, rather than the traditional up, then under the filter plate and UP through the gravel. This causes a "lifting" current to keep sediment and particulates from settling on the substrate. Those reducing the need for deep gravel sweeps. Sweeps won't be done away with all together but the need will be greatly reduce. I deep sweep my tanks about once every 4-6 months.

Now, I must say here, that it is best to have the filtration system in place, pretty much, before we load the tank with fish. Having the filters pre-seeded, so to speak, before adding more fish allows the system to adjust quicker and stress the fish less.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:18 AM   #48
 
Thanks herefishy.
Looking at the pic of the Perfecto ugf, it looks like there are only 2 outlets so why do we need 4 power heads. Is it ok to just use 2 instead? (trying to lower my cost at the same time would not like to see too many equipment in the tank)
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:59 AM   #49
 
Hi herefishy, just want to know what you think of the C360, i kinda like its clean look and easy installation. Check it out would you and let me know, would you?
http://www.petsolutions.com/Marinela...I47450490.aspx

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Old 05-25-2008, 02:30 AM   #50
 
Don't worry about the above comment. Herefishy did mention the C360 in his shopping list
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