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I just bought a new tank and am not sure what type of filter I need for it it is National Geographic™ Aqua Oasis 46 gl Aquarium
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Re: what type of filter

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I'd recommend Hagen filters that hang on the back of the tank. An AC50 will provide good aeration and if you change out half the tank water every week for the life of the tank, you'll have healthy fish and plants.

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I've heard NatGeo stuff is cheap junk so be warned.
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Re: what type of filter

I prefer canisters and sponges though I do have an Aquaclear on my 29. I think the biggest thing is dependant on the fish kept in said tank.

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Re: what type of filter

Im currently switching EVERYthing over to sponge filter.

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Re: what type of filter

I would go bigger than an AC50, maybe an AquaClear 70. I was running an AC50 on my 10 gallon and it was doing a wonderful job. Anything bigger than 30 gallons, I would definitely upgrade.

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Re: what type of filter

I use all sponges rated for 120gal in tanks from 10s-55s. Anything over 20gal or 20L gets two. I use a couple of cheap Tetra 10i filters to polish water and remove solids in small tanks and my Mag350 for the big tanks.
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Re: what type of filter

I switched over to K1 moving bed...tried so much...and combined with my reduced power head, it seems to to a good job...but that is only possible if you are going the Sump filter route...

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I prefer Aqua-Clear
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Re: what type of filter

I have the same exact tank and I just finished getting it set up. I am using the Rena Filstar XPM.
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