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Re: It's ordered...
Posted By: Mercy <Wolfkillr@aol.com> In Response To: Re: It's ordered... (Fishface_Jr)
Date: Sunday, 1 August 1999, at 8:43 p.m.
In Response To: Re: It's ordered... (Fishface_Jr)
Okay, I missed what kind of fish and how many you intend for the tank. If you are not going to be keeping messy fish, a 303 should be fine on it's own. I use one on my 45gal which is home to 3 4" oscars, a 6" pictus, and a 5" royal pleco and it does a great job except for the spots where the driftwood meets the tank sides (inhibits the current so feces tend to get caught there... I should really move that driftwood). Granted, the tank is 10gal. smaller, but oscars and plecos, especially Panaque plecos, are notoriously messy.
I also use a 303 on my 55gal. turtle aquarium (about 35gal. of water). There again, not the same amount of water, but my 3 4year old turtles and their 6" pleco are messier than the residents of my 45gal. What I am getting at is, unless you intend to keep really messy fish, additional filtration shouldn't be necessary.
Not to discount Momfish, a second bar on the 303 probably wouldn't be required. On a 403, definitely, but the 303 is not THAT powerful. One last observation... if you have a glass brace across the middle-top of your aquarium, you may need to put something like a powerhead to move the water on the opposite end from the spray bar.
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