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 Post subject: Tank Size and Filtration, What are you using?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:49 pm 
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I keep my Victorians in 45g long breeder tanks with 2 #5 sponge filters. Very thin layer of crushed coral sand in the bottom and a heater. Very simple set up and it works well for me. On an average I keep about 20 fish in my 45 long breeders.


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Two of my vic's are in 60 gallon tanks 1 is in a 40 gallon long. I use 2 hydro 3 or hydro 5 sponge filters and a Emperor 280 or another HOBF on all of my tanks. I also have a thin layer of crush coral sand.

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:wink: nice tanks


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Most of my vics are in 29/20L. they are doing good in there for now...


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I have 4 acrylic tanks up and running currently.

On my 125g and 75g long, I run twin AC110's and a XP-3 each. I also run twin 802's PH's with sponge filters, more for surface aggitation than as filters.

My 40g long I use an UGF and a smaller AC HOB. My 15G also utilizes a UGF and a small HOB type filter.

I also own a Truvu 180g but just don't have the time to set up and aquascape. I also just don't have enough stock to justify that monster.....one of these days.

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On my 55s I use two AC110s and on my 29s I just use sponges.


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cmcpart0422";p="1628 wrote:
On my 55s I use two AC110s and on my 29s I just use sponges.


Twin AC110's on a 55g....WOW! Never enough filtration if you ask me. Your fish must be strong, that's alot of current in those 55's!

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My vics are in 55 gals with AC110's and sponge filters. I also have some 20 long breeders for holding females running with just sponge filters.

I still have one 55g tank with angels that I'm waiting for a lady to pick them up then I'll have more room for 1 more species of vics

My big boy tanks are for fronts :)

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My vics are in 55 gals with AC110's and sponge filters. I also have some 20 long breeders for holding females running with just sponge filters.

I still have one 55g tank with angels that I'm waiting for a lady to pick them up then I'll have more room for 1 more species of vics

My big boy tanks are for fronts :)


What are you using for filtration on your big tanks.....and how big is big?

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Two 125G tanks. The one that I'm cycling now has a SeaLife 400 wet/dry(rated for 400G tank) and a AC110 The other 125 that I'll get up and running soon will be probably just filtered buy 2 AC110 or an FX5 if I decide to buy one.

and a 180G, but its the moms, BUT I'll soon convince her to let me stock it lol

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I have my 180g on stand by. I need to get alot more stock for me to utilize it. I have a neat little custom devider for it thanks to Tap Plastics. It's going to be a "twin" 90g tank when I set it up.

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^ Nice ya I don't know if I'll divide it and make it for vics or just leave it and get another variant of fronts :) Leaning more to front tank cause I really don't want to use that big of a tank for vics, since they can be comfortably housed in a much smaller tank. But your idea of dividing it isn't bad at all.

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well for me different tanks with different filters. i have 2 75g and a 125g on sumps. then i have a 55g with a whisper and internal hagen aquaball. my 10,20,29 run with sponges and small aquaclears.

like pantera said you can never have enough filtration. when i move i am going to switch over to just air for my breeders. and hopefully run a large system on a sump for my fry and grow out.

air is the cheapest way to go, pumps and sumps are the most expensive. increase the # of tanks without increasing my elect bill, hope it works.

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dre_day";p="1657 wrote:
well for me different tanks with different filters. i have 2 75g and a 125g on sumps. then i have a 55g with a whisper and internal hagen aquaball. my 10,20,29 run with sponges and small aquaclears.

like pantera said you can never have enough filtration. when i move i am going to switch over to just air for my breeders. and hopefully run a large system on a sump for my fry and grow out.

air is the cheapest way to go, pumps and sumps are the most expensive. increase the # of tanks without increasing my elect bill, hope it works.


Speaking on elect bills, I'm replacing my roof next week and going to have solar panels installed. It's a no brainer investment in my book. Sorry PG&E, no more payments to you :lol:

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I started with tropheus so I have always been a huge fan of over filtration and lots of water movement.


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