just a few more questions about filtering

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  1. ant

    ant Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    What do i use for a filter :bugout:

    o and my dad has some brand new canister filters and i was wondering if i could use them for filters
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    probably, what make and model?
     
  3. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    You want one that supplies a lot of oxygen like a wet/dry filter, or the canister filter. Has anyone used a Bio - Wheel? My LFS depends on it.
     
  4. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I use 'em in all my fresh tanks.
     
  5. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Me too, but I just had some FW eels a while back and am now just using the FW tank for housing guppies since I can't get shrimp for my seahorses yet. My LFS says you don't need to change the filter cartridges in them but that is probably BS since they also thought octos would eat aiptasia.
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Yeah you have to change the cartridges.
     
  7. ant

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    They are a filter like you would use in a house for filtering drinking water etc. They are 10" 5 mircon sediment cartridge filter in a plastic canister. :)
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    no, thats a different kind of filter, thats more like reverse osmotic filters... you cant use that in your tank
     
  9. ant

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    k.............uh oh............wat DO i use then
     
  10. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    A wet dry filter, canister filter, Bakpak filter, lots of other types too.
     
  11. ant

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    how big does the canister filter have to be(diameter,length)
     
  12. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Ant,

    I think you would greatly benefit from visiting a store that sells salt water aquariums and equipment. You could have a look at things and have the sales person show you want goes with what size aquarium. I know you don't live near a big city, but maybe you could find a store and talk your parents into visiting it. You can see some of these things online, but its hard to get an idea of size and how they all work together.

    Nancy
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I agree. For me, it's easiest to understand a filter or something by looking and touching it.
     
  14. ant

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    We have tried to look for staores but there are none.
     
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    o and can anyone recommend a filter for my 55 gal tank.(prefferably from www.fishsupply.com)
     
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    I would recommend the Eheim Ecco Canister Filter 2235 if you're looking for something from fishsupply.
     

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