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For tetras check out Congo tetras they are beautiful and a Lil bigger schoolers. And how about a small school of panda loaches they are cool and stay small
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For tetras check out Congo tetras they are beautiful and a Lil bigger schoolers. And how about a small school of panda loaches they are cool and stay small
I really like the shape of the Congo Tetra's fins, really different. LOL at the panda loaches. They are cute. Both would be great in a large tank with several schoolers.

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I really like the shape of the Congo Tetra's fins, really different. LOL at the panda loaches. They are cute. Both would be great in a large tank with several schoolers.

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Yea there orange color and fins are beautiful and pop really good against the green of the plants. I had them in my former 75 gallon planted tank. Loved them. The panda loaches are new to me never had them look like something I might get.
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Since you have the ETH 300 I would just go with the aquatop cf400uv . The heater will connect right the lines with no fuss and between the fluval 406 and aquatop there is only a diffrence of 8 gph. And you can pick up the aquatop for under $100 on amazon shipped. I have to make a video so you can hear how silent it really is. And since your planting the tank you don't really need to much.
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I haven't actually bought the ETH 300. It's just the one I've picked out. The thing about the fluval I like, I had one before and got rid of it when I thought I was done with fish...haha is anyone ever done with fish? Anyway the thing I liked is that they are sturdy. As I recall they aren't easily broken. Does the Aquatop feel like it's plastic that is going to hold up well?

I took a look at the 500 and since I don't have the ETH already if I go for an Aquatop I may go for that one. The tanks I have now are over filtered. Every one has a HOB and a sponge filter and I know that's part of why I have so little trouble (knock on wood trouble with my tanks.
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Yea I hear you. I've seen that people have used barbed fittings to down size the hose to 5/8" or if you can fine 5/8" they just connect that to the heater and insert the 5/8" hose into the bigger hose and zip tie or use one of those screw tight bands. Or just do the 400 and a sponge filter for your double filtration. I just think if your getting canister filter the ETH filter is the way to go. And I think any other inline filter starts getting crazy expensive.
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