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Sleeper 12-13-2007 07:00 AM

Need filter/pump for 60g freshwater
 
Hello =) I'm new to these parts and am just starting my hobby with fish! I purchased a 60 gallon tank and need to know a not to expencive filter/pump. Anyone care to help? It is most appreciated!

verbosity 12-13-2007 08:45 AM

How much are you looking to spend?

Sleeper 12-13-2007 09:05 AM

Aiming for under 100, just need a pump/filter thatl get me by for now

verbosity 12-13-2007 09:16 AM

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752371
Magnum 350 $70 Free Shipping

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752378
Emporer Power Filter 400 $42.99

Either of these filters will get you buy. When you get some money you could run them both. And then You'd be set.

Sleeper 12-13-2007 12:34 PM

which would you reccomend getting first?[/code]

verbosity 12-13-2007 04:08 PM

I would get the cheaper one first. It has bio-wheels and the beneficial bacteria will develop faster on that, then in the canister.

NBT 12-20-2007 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sleeper
which would you reccomend getting first?[/code]

I am in the "same" situation, and I decided to go with the Emporer Power Filter 400. For the price, and for the fact that it moves 50 more gallons per hour. I am running it on a 55 gallon.
On a side note...when I went to the local Petsmart...the Emporer Power Filter 400 was 66 bucks.
I then produced the internet price.. that I printed off the PC, and the store matched it without incident. Furthermore...the Manager stated that the store will match any internet price on their site.
I have not set the tank up further...deciding substrates...ect before I get it started.

Good Luck.


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