Joined: May 22, 2006 Posts: 143 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:49 am Post subject: Filter for 36*24*18 FW tank
Planning to set up a FW tank of 36*24*18 size. It would be low light planted tank. Have plans to populate it with tetras. My question is with regard to the filter, totally clueless and cash strapped on this! Presently have a 24*12*12 set up of mainly livebearers and have a Dolphin F-800 in that ( courtesy LFS, when the tank was set up some time back), It seems to be doing a fine job though.
Have a budget constraint now and cant consider Ehiem or similiar high end filters for my new tank. THe same LFS has suggested that i go for a Dolphin F-2000 internal filter which has a output of 650L/H. ( this seems to be within my reach!) My question is, is this a prudent choice for my new set up and would i require an additional filter, if yes which kind and make? if not, what are the alternatives? Please give your valuable suggestions, keeping my budget in consideration
Joined: Jan 12, 2006 Posts: 979 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:30 am Post subject:
This is a late reply hope this helps. Well u need to look for a filter which has a rating of 800 l/h approx.Also these ratings tend to come down with time and usage in most filters. This will give u a circulation of 4 times an hr. I have had problems with the dolphin hang on filters before. Would noe recomend that try a boyu hang on filter since the volume of the hang on filters is more than an internal filter u'll be able to use some bio filter media too. They are not expensive.
Why don't you check the availability of a 2nd hand canister filter may be an Eheim Classic-2215 or 2217 from some one who has discontinued the hobby of fish keeping or through local LFS, you may even check the buy and sell section of the IAH forum and other related forums on the www, who knows you may end up getting a good canister filter at a peanuts price.....I suggest that you invest in a good filter as the filter as per my openion is the equipment that can make or mar the ecosystem in the tank......
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