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    Darter217 replied to the thread Third group of fish.
    Five banded barbs are a bit unusual, they can sometimes be calm but they are very active and will chase each other quite a lot. They...
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    Darter217 replied to the thread Third group of fish.
    I've actually taken danios off the list, heard from some people how they aren't the list relaxing fish to watch. It'll either be some...
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    Darter217 replied to the thread Third group of fish.
    I'm not too bothered about a colour theme, as long as there is good compatibility between the fish. That's the main thing for me.
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    I've got 9 five banded barbs and 6 Juli Cory's in my 125 litre but struggling to think about what fish to add for my third group which...
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    Darter217 replied to the thread Internal to external filter.
    I don't use real plants in my tank, I mainly use silk plants. Although I do have quite a lot of them to make sure the tank has plenty of...
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    Darter217 reacted to seangee's post in the thread Internal to external filter with Like Like.
    That filter will be fine. The fish you mention are all forest fish and the barbs and tetras don't appreciate a high flow. Cories are ok...
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    Darter217 replied to the thread Internal to external filter.
    Well my concern has been that my current filter will be straining if I have 9 five banded barbs, 5 or 6 Juli Cory's and 10 lemon tetras...
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    Darter217 reacted to seangee's post in the thread Internal to external filter with Like Like.
    Why not stick with what you have until you upgrade? Many fish do not appreciate too much flow and many fishkeepers never upgrade , they...
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    Darter217 reacted to Gypsum's post in the thread Internal to external filter with Like Like.
    I meant anything in the 07 series should take media from a smaller filter without too much faffing. They're pretty roomy inside.
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    Darter217 replied to the thread Internal to external filter.
    My tank is slightly bigger than yours so the 207 should be fine, heard compelling arguments for a few options but I've got time to...
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    Darter217 reacted to Naterjm's post in the thread Internal to external filter with Like Like.
    I don’t want to back and forth between gallons and litres. the 207 is rated for tanks between 20 and 40gallons the 307 is rated for...
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    Darter217 replied to the thread Internal to external filter.
    So you're saying that the U3 sponges would fit much easier into the 307 than the 207, makes sense. I take I'd just mix the old filter...
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    Darter217 replied to the thread Internal to external filter.
    Thanks for the detailed reply! Yeh I thought the 207 would be okay, the 307 would just be taking up extra space in the cabinet and uses...
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    Darter217 reacted to Gypsum's post in the thread Internal to external filter with Like Like.
    Externals look nicer than a big black box inside your tank, and it gives your fish a wee bit more space to swim. Or you run both because...
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    Darter217 reacted to Darkomot's post in the thread Internal to external filter with Like Like.
    When you say external filter, do you mean a canister filter? The filter that you have now should handle a healthy stocking amount for...
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