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A zoomed 501 would be perfect for that tank
i called petco for a price check, $68 @[email protected] it should be just around $30-40. i could get the rapids mini canister filter from ebay at roughly $40 shipped. any local place selling the zoomed 501 for cheap? i don't mind buying used also, so i'm searching local forums hehe.

Gonna send a pm regarding hc
thanks. replied to PM.
 

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any difference between tom rapids and zoomed 501 (size etc)? i notice from the pics that tom rapids has more biological media and i guess no carbon filter and zoomed has fewer biological media to leave space for the carbon filter. they both cost roughly the same shipped.
 

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Pet's discount has the zoomed, not sure on price though. The zoomed is a little better built than the toms, imo. More flow also. Oh yeah, aquascapes has the zoomed too but I would guess it might be a bit pricey there.
 

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Yeah, I know we always have tough choices here in Hawaii, high local prices or high shipping costs. :p

What I have decided is:

1. Try to get good used stuff cheap locally (like on this forum)

2. Get online if price + shipping saves you alot over getting locally

3. Buy locally if online price + shipping will save you only a few bucks (support local business)
 

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yup, lurking the local forums for a used one hehe

edit: lucky ^^v found one on craigslist used for $15 and it's in ewa beach too. gonna pick it up on my way home today.
 

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any difference between tom rapids and zoomed 501 (size etc)? i notice from the pics that tom rapids has more biological media and i guess no carbon filter and zoomed has fewer biological media to leave space for the carbon filter. they both cost roughly the same shipped.
The Tom Rapids Mini Filter is known to break at the input and output spouts on the housing(I've broken one myself). I can say that my zoomed 501 is extremely sturdy and durable.

This is the cheapest place I could find (price + shipping). Put in the code 7GGT5G for 5% off.

http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.php?products_id=404
 

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If anyone is still looking for a co2 setup I found this on CL today. Come to think of it, this prolly belongs to someone on here. :biggrin1:
Yeah, I have been looking at that, you guys think that is a good deal? I'm waiting on my brother to let me know if he wants to sell me his CO2 tank that he has for filling paintball tanks.
 

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oh i see. i have no idea on their difference as i haven't seen them side by side. if anyone's familiar with the Aquascapes store, is HC the one on the ~18G tank they have on the corner next to their emersed plants and is glosso the new tank at the window (currently starting and growing algae badly)?
 

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I know the tank next to the emersed plants has HC in it but I'm not sure about the other one. You can tell the difference between glosso and HC by the size: HC leaves are about the size of a grain of rice and makes really thick mats/mounds vs Glosso leaves might be 2-3 times that and has very visible runners the creep along that gravel.
HC
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/830/hemianthuscallitrichoides31xy.jpg
Glosso
http://www.akvarij.net/plugins/cont...ka.biljke.vrste.glossostigma_elantoides_1.jpg
 

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thanks! haha, i doubt they'd agree to that but maybe i should try. been wondering why they don't grow those themselves since foreground/ground covers are very popular and in demand...
 

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A few months ago, I asked for rotala 'butterfly' when he was growing it out in that same tank, and I got a few stems before it went on sale. I'm growing out a large patch of HC emmersed to sell in the future :cool:

Keeping with the thread, anyone got Tonina sp. to sell/trade? I already have 'Madeira', 'Belem', and 'Fluviatilis'.
 

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let me know when you're gonna sell ur HC. i want some. my dwarf hair grass won't be shipping til this weekend.
 
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