Supplies and Setup:

Canister Filters mean BUSINESS!

Why screw around with anything but the best when it comes to filtration?! Canister filters are the best on the market and spending that little extra money WILL PAY off in the long run. Here are two top rated canisters from different price points.

Fluval 406 External Filter
List Price: $198.95
Price: $198.95
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Hang on the Back Filters are OK

There are a couple of great HOB filters on the market but it all comes down to RESEARCH… Lucky for you we have that handled! The Aquaclear 110 has been the “jesus of HOB filters” for quite some time. The next best are the Emperor 400 and new AquaTop ones.

AquaClear 110 Aquarium Power Filter - for 60 to 110 Gallon
List Price: $79.95
Price: $79.93
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Brand Name Heaters?!?

Most of the cool fish in this industry are TROPICAL.. which means you need heated water. This industry is polluted with terrible quality heaters! Two problems occur here: 1.) Your fish usually become sick because of the cold water..  2.) the crappy heater uses 3x the amount of electricity and still can’t get the job done… BUY A QUALITY heater and thank me later!

EHEIM Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater 300W
List Price: $34.99
Price: $32.06
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Quit Buying Crappy Food!&#

If your fish food is sold at Walmart.. it’s TERRIBLE quality! Buy your fish a variety of different foods. I highly advise feeding frozen or freeze dried at least once every couple days.. then supplement some flakes or pellets in between. VARIETY is a huge key to success. Do you want to eat the same food everyday?? didn’t think so. Here is a great freeze dried food sold on Amazon.


Air Pump & Sponge Filters are Super POWERFUL

You would be surprised how powerful sponge filters are! Not to mention it’s a great backup plan if your main filter stops working. And on top of that.. those air bubbles floating to the surface are adding a LOT of oxygen to the tank. Adding an air pump with sponge filters is always a good idea. Check out these top rated best sellers:

Active Aqua Air Pump, 4 Outlets, 6W, 15 L/min
List Price: $28.95
Price: $28.50
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Fancy Lights are YOUR Choice

You don’t need a fancy light for your aquarium to operate correctly.. that’s your decision to make. It really depends on if you want live plants to grow or not. It might be worth going with an LED light to achieve super brightness while also lowering your electrical usage. Here is a top rated light that puts out crazy brightness while still being one of the cheapest on the market.


The Rest is Your CHOICE

The other variables are up to you.. gravel or sand.. fake plants.. driftwood.. wavemakers ETC.