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Old 04-02-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
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hi i have i 5ft tank now am wating for the stand to come b4 i fill with water.........any bros can reccomend the best filter? i have a canister filter but it may not be enough any ideas?(not sure on flowrate on canister)
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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Well it depends on what kind of filtration system u prefer. OHF, Canister (Fx 5 would be good), sump or ios?
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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hi bro for 5feet and above best for me is to use sump tanks
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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Thx for replies , i like the canister type but ive heard the biological filtration nt so good. . . .Can just take.those box filter and fill with bioballs? And whats the price approx.for fx-5?
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:54 PM   #5
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Hi brother, the possibilities vary greatly in in terms of filtration type and media...
Perhaps you should read up on them before deciding.
Should also consider what fishes you intend to keep, the number of livestock, planted/non-planted? Some filters could be too strong for your fishes to swim happily in your tank while some fishes are sensitive to water conditions. It's quite hard to recommend filter types w/o much information..
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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Hi brother, the possibilities vary greatly in in terms of filtration type and media...
Perhaps you should read up on them before deciding.
Should also consider what fishes you intend to keep, the number of livestock, planted/non-planted? Some filters could be too strong for your fishes to swim happily in your tank while some fishes are sensitive to water conditions. It's quite hard to recommend filter types w/o much information..
agree,first of all u have to think of what fish and how many fishes u r going to keep,if u just keep 1 or v few fishes then i think u dont need to build a powerful filtration system
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:49 PM   #7
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Sump tank would be my preferred choice but still have to depend on what type of fauna in the 5 feet tank.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:13 PM   #8
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Thx for replies , i like the canister type but ive heard the biological filtration nt so good. . . .Can just take.those box filter and fill with bioballs? And whats the price approx.for fx-5?
Yeah i would recommend sump tank filtration system too, easy maintain and have a big capacity for medias.

Canisters is what i currently running on as my main system maintaining them is a chore as i do not have the money to get a sump system.

A fluval fx5 cost around SGD300+ if i remembered correctly.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:22 AM   #9
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The fishes going in are small now , but do grow big . Probably no $ for a sump too so i guess canister sounds good , and anyone know weather a.few box filter with bio balls will work?
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:32 AM   #10
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The fishes going in are small now , but do grow big . Probably no $ for a sump too so i guess canister sounds good , and anyone know weather a.few box filter with bio balls will work?
bro how about OHF?a 5feet OHF with some trays i think just around 50+ will do
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