120 filtration help

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stomper160
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120 filtration help

Post by stomper160 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:28 am

Ok, I have a 120 up and running. No major problems, but I'm just not satisfied with my filtration setup. Currently, I am currently running a Tetra Tec 500. The thing is noisy, the water flow is uneven and simply seems like a piece of junk. Has anyone else used this filter? What kind of filtration should I be running on this size tank? Anyone have any better options I should change too? I only keep three 8 inch cichlids in the tank with a few silver dollars. Thanks.

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smitty
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Re: 120 filtration help

Post by smitty » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:03 pm

Well if finances is not much of a problem. Get an Eheim 2250 or 2260 preferably the 2260. Otherwise get a couple Aqua-clear 110 (formerly 500) to hang on back but keep in mind the cost of 2 aqua clears will run you 150-200 dollars. The good theing about AC is that they don't keep nickel and diming you
150gal- Dovi's; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260
180gal- Managuense; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260; FX5
210gal- Argta,Bifsct,Fnstrtus,Maculcda,Regani,Syns,Zntus; 4 AC P.Filters; 2 AC P.Hds; Eheim 2250,2262; FX5

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Re: 120 filtration help

Post by sixpennyshooter » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:29 pm

get on amazon sunsun 404b canister filter i got mine for 75$ works well but i also run a fx5 and 405 i like to be over filtered

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