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Here it is Freshwater Aquarium friends. My first big tank (120 gallons). I have had many aquariums before in the past, but nothing this big before. I would like some advice on filtration. I know I will have to go with canister filters, but don’t if I need one or two. I plan on a Cichlid tank. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
You could do 1 and on opposite side of the return do a wavemaker. I like current. Keeps stuff from gathering on the bottom. I’ve had my 125 for 2 years and do not have a canister on it I do under gravel and 4 filters that hang on back without any problems. Canisters are fine the fx6 is awesome but the 3 aquaclear 110s will put out more filtration with more options for less money.
They aren’t silent but aren’t loud imo…But also being from fluval they are reliable and easy to upkeep and maintain. I’ve been running mine for 10 years with absolutely no issues. Also as stated with the options you can configure the filter baskets to your liking…or grow small plants in exc.
Can buy 3 aqueon 400 canister 200$ each and are alot quieter , create more surface agitation then hobs and hold 3 times as much media for benifical bacteria to colonize , they also give you a 3′ spray bar nozzle to increase agitation even more or the option of running it through the canister and then through two hobs to polish , all in one box , the 400 is rated for 155g , i run two on my 7′ 120 g long , for 200$ can’t go wrong.
I’d take the wasted money your gonna spend on a fx6 and buy 5 sunsuns. Put 2 on and have 3 backups. Fx6 is a highly overrated filter. Dont waste your money. Please do not put multiple canisters it is a huge pita I know from experience. As long as you have a canister that has 5x+ filtration so 600+gph. You are perfectly fine. If you want a little extra filtration add a hob add an aquaclear 110. It never ceases to amaze me how people enjoy doing more work than is necessary.
You can see the tail fin of the other one has it too. It’s ich, raise temp to 86 degrees and ask your fish store for something to help with ich. They should have a bottle of something, there’s a few different ones.
Yep. U need ick meds fast. Raising temp will help just make sure the tank is well oxygenated when u do so. Clown loaches are scaleless so u will need to half dose the medication. I would leave the tank temp as is and do one round of ick treatment using an ick medication from the store. I like QuICK cure. I’ve never had luck treating ich with high temps and it only seemed to stress out my fish. I had better luck just using ick medicine. Also be careful when using salt if you have other fish. Do research beforehand as some fish cannot handle any salt or do badly with it. For example, cories. Last I checked, clown loach were scaleless and therefore would be sensitive to salt. Not sure on that though since I don’t keep loaches.
Turning up the tank temp for ick treatment was popular and still is but imo, there isn’t as much need to do that as there are ick treatments that work and do better to treat ick then just turning up temps. Also, some fish just dislike higher temperatures or have a harder time handling it so then you put more stress on the fish by increasing temp while it still is sick so do research on what other fish you have in there and whether they would be ok with warmer water.
Yes definitely ich! That loach needs help. How many fish are in there? Can you get them into a hospital tank? Increase temp will help speed up ich life cycle, without new host (fish) to infect the ich should vanish in meantime treat with methyl blue in hospital tank.
Ich meds are very hard on loaches. Your best bet is to raise temp to 84-86~ and increase surface agitation. Hot water holds less oxygen and hot water increases fishes metabolism which means they need exponentially more oxygen exchange than normal. So lots of surface agitation. Do a thorough gravel vac to remove as much of the ich from substrate as possible.
If treating with ich meds do half doses because of the fact that fish without scales will die otherwise. Yes ich you just have to be careful because 99 percent of ich meds are dangerous to scaleless fish. It doesn’t matter which one you choose all of them are bad. Do NOT use copper. You can use malachite green with caution (some are safer than others), metrodiazonale with caution, methelyne blue with caution (although not recommended in main tank as it can crash your cycle so that’s pretty much out the window) salt with caution. There are some herbal treatments with extremely mixed reviews.. I’ve never tried any so I’m not help there.
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