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    arik wenzel Valued Member Member

    Hello all I have recently purchased my first home and will be inheriting a 245 gallon aquarium. Thoughts on filters? Prefer to stay on the cheaper diy side but if it will be easier and make more sense to buy a canister I'm open to doing so any input and adivce is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

  3. tunafax

    tunafax Well Known Member Member

    You know, considering the cost of discarded DIY things I had to throw out because I messed up, I think would've been cheaper to just buy a canister.
     


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    arik wenzel Valued Member Member

    Cheapest canister I found that I would feel safe with is around 320 dollars

    Call me dumb I know but how would the water from sump get into the tank? I guess I'm wondering how to hook up the intake and out take
     
  5. tunafax

    tunafax Well Known Member Member

    Oiii. Yeah, maybe you might as well build a sump. My tip then is: when it says it requires electrical parts like pumps etc, get good ones. For filter media, eBay sells 50 bioballs for $2.

    Do you intend to drill the tank?
     
  6. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    There would be a pump (usually a pond pump) in the sump, pumping the water back into the tank through a hose/tube.
     
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    arik wenzel Valued Member Member

    No I don't trust myself lol

    Any recommendations on the pump to use?
     
  8. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Don't really have any recommendations, but you would need about 1250 gph.