Set up equipment needed?

  1. R

    Roy J. New Member Member

    I currently have a 28 gl tank with 11 miscellaneous tetra type fish and one placo!
    I have recently acquired a hexagon tank, 25"x 25"x 30" but keep in mind it's not a square it's 6 sided so it's not the 80 gal tank more like 70-75 gal. Interested in keeping the fresh water set up but intrested on the best equipment to get this tank operational, i.e. pump/s, Filters, etc, etc, etcetera. any and all input is appreciated.
  2. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    70-75 gallon is getting close to canister necessity limits. It would also be hard to use an HOB on a hexagon tank. My favorite canister is a Fluval 206 or 305. I got mine on sale at Petco for $88.00. My favorite website to research brands vs. needs and price is  .

    Good Luck with your new tank.:;hf
  3. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    On a tank of that size and shape, I would make it a circular flow in the tank, which is done with a canister You would just attach the spraybar so that it's vertical. I did that in my 30 hex, and it kept the tank very clean, but it's just too small of a tank to do that with. In yours, it will be perfect.
  4. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    there are a lot of decent non mainstream brand filters out there as well for canisters.

    Personally for me I would look at what I can afford and go from there. A canister thou would be high on my list for that tank,.
  5. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    yes, filtration is the most important component of the tank, so it's worthwhile to spend some money there. Look at it as an investment in your fish.