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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2008, 05:19:06 pm »
as long as you introduce the small fish to the angels while they are small, everything should be fine. just dont be tempted to introduce new small species when theyre adults or they will probably become food…;)
yep… im like a bad smell

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    « Reply #16 on: January 17, 2008, 05:41:57 pm »
    ok will do ... 1st things 1st i need to sort out  how im going to filter 300ltrs of water without using a external filter as its in my bed room . i looked at getting a jumbo juwel filter but  my lfs said im looking at about £100 £150  i also thought   about having 2 fluval 4s in it  but lfs said  it wont be any good ??
    « Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 05:51:31 pm by mossy »

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    « Reply #17 on: January 18, 2008, 01:34:32 am »
    why are you so worried about externals, i have never had one leak on me yet. but i have had 2 tanks leak. whatever you do dont go for fluval internals.

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    « Reply #18 on: January 18, 2008, 07:11:10 am »
    have you had a look on eaby or aquarist classified, normally people selling them on there when they rip them out. or a wanted add on A.C. may work, just a thought.

    Whats the ltr volume of the tank?

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    « Reply #19 on: January 18, 2008, 08:54:44 am »
    joe, i have a 405 on mine, while its a faff to prime it doesnt leak, though you will need to supplement it with something else… for my extra filter I took a cheap 1200lph powerhead and a piece of pipe that fits the bottom of it cut slots 1mm wide in the pipe at 5mm intervals along 2/3 of the length, blocked the end with a hot glue gun and pushed the pipe into a piece of sponge, bit ugly but it does the business
    yep… im like a bad smell

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    « Reply #20 on: January 18, 2008, 07:48:58 pm »
    its 300ltr johnny  yep  il have a look around at a juwel just wasn't sure if the juwel jumbo would be enough ?

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    « Reply #21 on: January 18, 2008, 07:52:09 pm »
    Have a look on juwel website about Jumbo's capacity, mine is a compact for the 180

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    « Reply #22 on: January 18, 2008, 07:57:43 pm »
    Is it upstairs?
    Make sure it won't go straight through the floor, 300 litres will weigh a fair amount :eek:

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    « Reply #23 on: January 18, 2008, 07:58:47 pm »
    yep they do a 300 and a 400  comes with a 1000ltr pump i may up it to a 1500.. and yer live in a old house i did have 6 tanks  all lined up  will defo take the weight also have a sofa tv weight bench in my room .. not realy a norm bed room.. found a jumbo for £50 with everything  even a 300wt heater
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    « Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008, 09:05:12 pm »
    you may need another heater as well joe, i have 2x 300w in mine, but see how you go, as being upstair the ambient may be a bit warmer anyway
    yep… im like a bad smell

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    « Reply #25 on: January 18, 2008, 09:13:29 pm »
    I have the 1500 powerhead on my 180, its a monster:)

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    « Reply #26 on: January 20, 2008, 10:18:40 pm »
    Never again !! getting the tank in my room nearly killed me and my dad  it wasnt light and my stairs are steep  but we got it in in the end  looking at the length of it will a juwel jumbo be up to the job ?? or should i go for a filter at each end ?

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    « Reply #27 on: January 20, 2008, 11:13:29 pm »
    :24: i should have warned you about that joe… not the lightest of things are they:D

    i got 2 in mine, 1 external 1 internal
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    « Reply #28 on: January 21, 2008, 08:40:00 pm »
    no they are defo not J  had to stand it on end at one point .. i was like "dad if i slip on a step remember .. save the tank!" so what would you do in my case as i cant have a external  have 2 internals ?

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    « Reply #29 on: January 21, 2008, 08:45:41 pm »
    if i had to go internal in something that size then i would take minipol's idea, (which i partly do), he has 2 big powerheads sucking through sponges (how i described a few posts back) overfiltering something that size is a bit of tall order
    yep… im like a bad smell