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What's the best filter for a long, thin tank?
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RedMenace
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)6:40    Post subject: What's the best filter for a long, thin tank? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm planning to set up a new tank that is fairly long and thin. The measurements of the tank I'm looking at are 90cmx28cmx32, which I calculate as being 81 l. or 18 gal.

I'm wondering what my options for a filter are, and what people think is the best choice. I'm fairly new to fishkeeping, my only experience is with a small power filter on my 8 gal. tank. I don't really know much about other types of filters. I live in Taiwan and don't really trust what the fish stores here tell me. I know they'll tell me I need to get the most expensive kind.

I plan to plant it mostly with dwarf hairgrass with maybe a few other smallish plants. I want to set up several tall rocks that look like the tall limestone mountains you find in southern China, kind of like a Chinese landscape painting. I want to stock it with a couple of small schools of different tetras, and maybe a few cories.

Thanks a lot!
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Tim McDonnell
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say a Penguin 170 to a 330 definately with a BIO-WHEEL. Only because the bio-wheel will support aquarium life better by putting beneficial bacteria into the system.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.13(Fri)0:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh any of the penguin models with a bio wheel should be fine. I have the 200 on my 20gal and it keeps the water crystal clear its quite something.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)22:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, what kind of fish are you planning to put in that tank?


I would personally go with 2 small HOB filters on each side of the tank since its so long.
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