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Flyfishn69
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Joined: 08 May 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

PostPosted: 2003.05.09(Fri)11:02    Post subject: Seeking help on equipment descriptions and purpose Reply with quote

I have seen in many of the pictures on this site that the equipment being used is different from what I have. I currently have Undergravel Filter and then a filter that sucks in the water and then it drains back into the tank.

I know what power heads are and the purpose they serve. But I have also heard talk of CO2 and other filters. I was hoping others would share the equipment they have and then I know what to look for on the internet/aquahobby. It is hard to search for something that you don't know what it is or what it is called.

Thanks,
Bryon
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Rotem
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Joined: 06 Mar 2003
Location: Albuquerque, NM

PostPosted: 2003.05.09(Fri)11:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if I understand what exactly you want but I'll try:
Well you know what an undergravel filter is, on the net you'll also see it refered as a UGF.

Another type is a Power Filter, it's a filter that hangs on the back of a tank (thus, also called HOB filter). It has an intake tube that goes into the tank, sucks water into the filter, passes it through various filters and spills it back into the tank. Common ones are: AquaClear, Penguin and Emperor Filters.

Canister filters are filters that are totaly external to the tank, they usually are kept under the tank in the stand cabinet. The have an intake and outtake tubes going to and from the tank. Common ones are: Ehiem, Rena Filstar XP filters, and Fluval Canister filters.

Yo can find better explenations than this online, just search around.
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Flyfishn69
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PostPosted: 2003.05.09(Fri)11:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good, that is the information that I am looking for. I have the first filter you mentioned, a HOB filter. Is that fine? Or should I look at getting a canister filter? What are some of the benefits that canisters and HOB filters.

Bryon
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Rotem
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PostPosted: 2003.05.09(Fri)13:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size is your tank?
Is it a planted tank?
What fish do you have in it?
What company is your HOB filter (look all over it...it must say somwhere)?

Only then we'll be able to say if it's enough or not.
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2003.05.19(Mon)5:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm taking it you have a salt water tank? For mine my main filtration is live rock and live sand. I do use power heads for circulation and have an emporer 400 used for circulation and carbon use.
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Rotem
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PostPosted: 2003.05.19(Mon)10:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you figure out he has a salt water tank?
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)6:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rotem

some people have posted with questions in the sw forum that only have fresh water tanks is all

Flyfishn69

check out these pages

http://www.aquahobby.com/products.html

http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/filtration/
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