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post #21 of 29 Old 05-12-2013, 01:11 AM
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All my fish tank equipment are on surge protectors.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #22 of 29 Old 05-12-2013, 02:34 AM
I'm not sure what your price range is. However I strongly encourage that you get a power strip/surge protector.

If you must narrow down to one heater, try to place your heater near or around the output of your filter. Before you spend money on a filter sit down and seriously consider your fish stock. That will determine what is ideal for your set up.
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post #23 of 29 Old 05-12-2013, 05:54 AM
I use a medium size UPS (Universal Power Supply) that provides backup battery for when power fails. Itís the same UPS in size that I use to provide secure power for my home network servers.

How I secured the UPS for the aquarium, I changed out the circuit breaker for a gfi breaker and the installed gfi outlet where the tank is located ( you can identify the circuit by plugging a light into the outlet and flip each circuit breaker off until the until the light is off this will be the circuit breaker to change out and replace with gfi breaker.). at this point you can turn off the power using main breaker in breaker box and replace with gfi including the wall outlet.

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post #24 of 29 Old 05-12-2013, 10:44 AM
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Im sorry. yes just combine them. yes its a 75g tank which i thought was 40. So I bought everything for a 40g tank. Filter, heater and its to big for me to handle. Im thinking of down sizing to a 40g tank. just dont know what to do..

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I think all of us would recommend you stay with the larger tank. if you have space for it, the larger the tank the better. No matter what we each have, we always find we need more space.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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 #25 of 29 Old 05-12-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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ok ill do that. lets just see how everything goes
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post #26 of 29 Old 05-13-2013, 01:11 PM
I'm glad you're sticking with the bigger tank. you've got so many more options!
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post #27 of 29 Old 05-13-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Fish are doing great! Babies and all. Does anyone have goes ideas or models of fish tanks...meaning like rocks, plants, gravel/sand, just ideals. My tank looks plain and boring.
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post #28 of 29 Old 05-13-2013, 10:42 PM
you should definitely google planted tanks. there are some INCREDIBLE masters at aquascaping. that's another term to google..."aquascape"

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post #29 of 29 Old 05-13-2013, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks i will deffenatly check it out!
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