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post #1 of 6 Old 06-18-2011, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, i'm a new member with an empty tank ..lol..someone gave us a used 33 gallon 'tall Hexagon tank w/ the lid (which is a little warped,might need a new one...?).... I live on a' non- moving' Houseboat here in the Keys. ..... I had a 55 gallon freshwater tank about 7 yrs ago. This is my 1st Hex...so if anyone could help by telling me what type of filtration and heating sytem i need that would be great! I can't wait to get my new tank going. Glad i found this site.Thank you!!!
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-18-2011, 11:17 AM
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You can really get any filtration you want as long as it is made for the volume of water your tank has (33 gallon). I personally have a internal U2 Fluval filter in my 24gwhich works quite well, the U3 model would do your tank fine.
And you only need heating with tropical fish, there are coldwater fish and sub tropical fish where you need no heater :) As long as your room temperature is fair. You don't live anywhere especially cold right?

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-18-2011, 11:21 AM
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Welcome Melissa! oh that tank will not be empty for long!! Welcome to TFK!!

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-18-2011, 05:01 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Nice to have you with us.


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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 #5 of 6 Old 06-18-2011, 05:16 PM
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Holy Smokes, you get to have the biggest fish tank in the world floating under you. :) Welcome to the forum, Can't wait to hear what you do with your tank. :)
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-18-2011, 07:04 PM
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Welcome to TFK! I'm sure that empty tank will not remain that way for long! For now, just visualize the great fish that'll be swimming it soon enough

75g FW Cyprinidae Tank - Running Fluval 404
5 BlackRuby, 4 Albino Tiger, 4 Odessa, 3 Tiger, 2 Green Tiger, 3 Denison, 2 Cherry, 2 Gold, 2 Checkered BARBS + 4 Zebra Danios, 1 Red-tail Shark. Looking to add 4 Five Banded Barbs
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