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exit132aquatic 02-01-2007 05:12 PM

new setup need help
I have been in the sport for about six months. I've been trying to educate myself as much as possible but still need help. My next project is a 180 or 240 gal in the show room of the dealership I manage. I was wondering what type of filtration i should use for this oscar/shark set up. I want it to be viewed all around, so the more hidden the better. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Brandon 02-01-2007 05:28 PM

Eheim canister filter? I heard these were pretty good for big tanks. I know some one who just got one for his tank and he has baracudas, singrays and arawanas i think.

fish_4_all 02-01-2007 05:39 PM

Canister if not a sump will work best. A sump and the canister can be hidden under the tank in a cabinet as well as the sump. Maybe even 2 canister filters depending on how much waste you have and the size of the canisters. Hopefully someone will help with sump details because I have never used one.

jones57742 02-01-2007 05:58 PM

IMHO a tank drilled for wet/dry filtration will exhibit the least evidence of the equipment necessary for the operation of an aquarium.

The internal overflow weir and return jets can be hidden via external fascia on a very small portion of one wall.

The intake and return lines can be hidden via a small decorative wood or metal channel.

The filtration sump will be in an enclosed cabinet below the tank and the thermostats and heaters will be in the sump.

Should you not wish to fabricate your aquarium you can purchase a prefabricated "show" aquarium but these are fairly expensive.


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