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  1. Need Expert ADVICE!!! Filter System Change

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Do I need too do anything other then replace the Filter system Mine is pretty old and I want to get a new one asap. Thanks
  2. Adding new filter intake/outtake, leave old lines till the new colonize?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 45g tank with about 14 fish. It's a relatively new tank, and about 4 weeks in. I haven't seen any spikes but keep it safe by checking my water every other day. Currently I have a penn-plax 1000 canister filter. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a premade intake /...
  3. marineland magnum 350 canister filter urgent question

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi i need bio filtration in my 55g tank i currently have a aqueon 55 power filter and marineland magnum 350 filter, for those of you who have the canister filter i have can i put ceramic beads or whatever they are in the active carbon canister to give my tank bio filter?
  4. Marineland Magnum 350 Canister filter air pockets!!!

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello i purchased my filter about a month ago it is a major pain in the butt when i clean it i cannot figure out how to get the air pockets out of the canister help me plz!
  5. Filter media cleaning

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi i have a 2 month old 55 gallon aquarium i currently have a aqueon 55 power filter and a 350 magnum marineland canister filter, my lfs tells me that i have to buy new media every month like cartridges and sponges but i also read on the internet that you can clean them in aquarium water as well...
  6. Filter maintenance questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have questions about filter maintenance in my new tanks. Filter on the first tank The filter on one tank (35 litre) has the water going in one side through a chamber of "bio-balls", then another chamber with a bag of carbon wrapped in filter material, then a chamber of "bio-rings". The...