|taylorg ||01-01-2009 02:02 PM |
all system go for bigger tank
i finally convinced my my parents to let me get a 20 h in my room, my room currently has a 2 gallon 5.5 gallon and a 10 gallon so this 20 will finish me off . my question now is what type of filter and heater should i be looking in to getting i was looking at canister filter for it but i would gladly exempt any suggestions on substrate, heater, fish and plants and any thing else you can think of thanks:-)
I wouldn't get a canister unless you have a planted tank. If you don't, then I would get a HOB filter like a Marineland Penguin 100. Good heaters are the Stealth and the Hydor Theo. A 100W should be fine for your needs.
|taylorg ||01-01-2009 02:31 PM |
im gonna have it planted but not super heavy but midway planted with a nice drift wood center piece would the flow of water mater ??
You will want to have very little surface agitation then. More surface agitation means more O2 which takes away the CO2 for your plants. A canister would be best, but I have no experience with them so I cannot recommend one.
|taylorg ||01-01-2009 03:02 PM |
ok thanks for the info
|rugie ||01-01-2009 03:25 PM |
cody, more surface agitation means less co2 for the plants, as the movement exposes more water to the ambient air, thereby exposing that co2 to that air
|willow ||01-01-2009 03:42 PM |
new tank sounds good :)
on my tank i run a canister,i find them easy to run and nice and quiet,
it's a Fluval.
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