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Old 10-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #1 
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Question New Fish Tank Set Up Advice

Hello everyone,
im thinking of doing a new set up of an aquarium.
My aquarium size I wish to get is somewhere between 15-20 gal
My filter interest is a canister filter, not sure what brand.
and a light fixture.

It would be great to see what set up would be great from you guys. I've been in the hobby for several months and wish to upgrade to a bigger tank but not sure what size aquarium
, like isaid 15-20 gal and not sure what canister filter or light fixture would be good for aquarium plants.

Thanks guys for your replies and advice.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:47 AM   #2 
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My understanding of canister filters is they need a minimum level of understanding and knowledge in order to operate them effectively. They also cost a lot more. They aren't really needed for a 15-20g tank. A good HOB (Hang On Back) filter of the right size will probably be better for your purposes. A sponge filter would also be good..

A light fixture that provides 2W to 3W/gal @6500K (Kelvin---color temperature) is all you need to grow most low and medium light plants. Plants are a great idea, but, like canister filters, require that your know how to grow and maintain them . Check out the "planted tank" section of htis forum for more information. You'll also find more people there who can better help you.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:27 PM   #3 
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You do not need a canister filter for a 20gal. U also may be happier in the end with a 29/30 gal. With hob filter. fulval is a great brand for filters enhim is aswell.
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