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xoxalixox 09-24-2009 05:12 AM

im thinking of buying a juwel i making a good choice?
hi! i have always wanted a corner aquarium and have feel in love with the juwel trigon 190 but i have read some bad reviews about the filter and was some wondering if anyone had some advice about what other filter i could buy instead? its been many years since i have had a aquarium but i used to have a under gravel tray with a power head that seemed to work quite well, do they sell the under gravel trays for corner tanks? or would i be better off with a external filter? do i need a filter with carbon? im buying the tank next friday and don't want to start establishing it only to have to empty it again because the filter coming with the tank lets us down! i am only planning on keeping guppys, neons, mollys ect in our aquarium. please help as you can tell I'm totally confused with filters? alice

willow 09-27-2009 07:46 AM

hello and welcome.
personally i would go for an external filter,there are a few on the market these days,
i think there have been a few threads made on here talking about them.
Eheim have always been a good make,i myself use Fluval,there are also Rena
which i have also used.
i wouldn't bother with an undergravel system at all,just use an external.
the carbon,is sometimes included in the media package that comes with the filter,
you only really need it if you are going to medicate the aquarium,or when you buy bog wood,
it takes the tea colur water away,i run carbon in my tanks for this reason,and i change it
once a month.
good luck with getting the tank,and do post pictures if you are able too.

xoxalixox 09-28-2009 08:26 AM

thank you so much for your reply!!
i brought a cleair 1000 corner tank in the end because it was a hundred pounds cheaper and larger than the jewuel but I'm going to take your advice and get a external filter! after doing some research i have learnt its very important to get the water pH levels right and get the tanks water healthy and established which i didn't know about i thought the filter was the only thing that kept the water healthy not getting all the friendly bacterias going!
anymore advice you have would be greatly appreciated as I'm new to this!
i will definitely put some pics on here as the tanks coming Thursday I'm very excited
thank you so much alice

MoneyMitch 09-29-2009 01:37 PM

there are two ways to cycle your aquarium, you can use fish or you can use fish food. there is a link on how to do both on a sticky under fresh water aquariums. if you have any more questions im more than happy to help, Money

Amphitrite 09-29-2009 01:55 PM

Congratulations on the new tank xoxalixox, looking forward to seeing pictures of your new tank :-)

willow 09-30-2009 01:56 PM

congratulations on choosing your tank,
now the fun begins........:-D
and as Money said,please ask if there is anything you need to know,even the small questions,
as there is nothing worse than not knowing,i'm sure there are enough of us here,
who will be pleased to help.

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