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Old 06-09-2006, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Filter and CO2 for 30gal?

Hi all, newbie here I've had a planted 30gal tank with moderate success for about a year now. I'm in the process of redoing the tank. I've learned a lot on here in the past week or so, but I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and could use some expert advice!

I have an Emperor 400 and am not happy with it. I'd prefer something with less surface disturbance and more circulation in the lower half of the tank. Particularly since I'm using DIY CO2 and have high pH to begin with (7.6-7.8 )--I need that CO2! Is a canister filter overkill for a 30gal tank? What would you recommend?

I have DIY CO2 running in my tank, two bottles. I might be willing to spring for a C02 system in the future, but again, is that overkill for a tank this size? If not, what should I consider?

I'm not rolling in money here, but I am willing to spend good money to see this tank flourish. I just don't want to spend money on something I don't need!
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