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Post Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:17 pm   Getting larger tank

So I'm in dire need to upgrade my tank size from 20 gallons to 70-75 gallons. My filter setup is also going to need to be changed as well I have a Penn-plax Cascade 1000
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:33 am   Re: Getting larger tank

If you're looking for standard glass-aquariums, check Craigslist. There are some good deals to be had. If you insist on a new one, there might be a Black Friday deal out there, though the most common one is the $1 per 1 gallon deals, and those are usually capped at 40-55 gallon tanks. You will have more choices in filters, though the one recommended the most is a bit pricey but a beast (Fluval FX).
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:09 am   Re: Getting larger tank

Another source is Facebook marketplace. That's where we found our 125 a month or two ago. Got a great deal with lights, filter & stand.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:11 am   Re: Getting larger tank

Which Fluval FX should I get?
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:19 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

Either the FX4 or 6 will work. The 6 is a little overkill in a 75 gallon but will work just fine for turtles.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:25 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

Now the biggest question is how to fill the tank? For my 20 gallon I used the Python fill/drain hose. However at my new place they have those fancy pull down hose for the kitchen sink and the bathroom has those fancy square shape spouts. So I’m trying to figure out how to fill it. Plus I think in my other tank my penn-plax cascade died I went back over and it’s not pumping at all.

I do want to try adding live plants again maybe with a bigger tank she won’t be bothered to uproot them all when she passes them.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:23 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

If you know how and are allowed, I would probably swap the bathroom faucet. If you want to keep the look, you can probably add a hose connection from your cold water line under the sink, but that's lot more work. How long have you had the cascade?
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:05 am   Re: Getting larger tank

Well I’ve had the cascade for about 3 years now but it looked like it finally died the impeller seized up. I guess getting the FX4 should be pretty easy now. What about the shower head connection?
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:31 am   Re: Getting larger tank

I would not have thought of that and I guess it could work. You will need the right adapter/fitting and it might be more inconvenient depending on the layout of your place. Personally, I don't like removing the shower head often.
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:05 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

So my Fluval FX6 came today but I think I have an issue.. does it just come with one long ribbed hose or should it come with two of them?
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:22 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

I haven't cracked mine open yet, but there should be 2 hoses.
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:14 am   Re: Getting larger tank

It’s just one you have to cut.
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:00 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

Sorry, I wasn't aware. Did yours come with the gravel vac kit?
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:12 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

It did not
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:03 pm   Re: Getting larger tank

Oh well, guess they made a few changes recently.
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