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Hi all been thinking of getting a fish tank for a while now been looking at the fluval Roma range can’t decide between Roma 200 and roma240 any recommendations I haven’t had a fish tank for about twenty or more years so I know a lot has changed are there any books you can buy to help you set up a new tank
 

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There are plenty of sites on the internet to look for info on setting up a new tank. I would start with looking up the nitrogen cycle it is very important to understand how to cycle you tank. Also can you provide what type of water you have like hard or soft.
 
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There are plenty of sites on the internet to look for info on setting up a new tank. I would start with looking up the nitrogen cycle it is very important to understand how to cycle you tank. Also can you provide what type of water you have like hard or soft.
Hi do you have any recommendations on which tank to get
 

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Hi do you have any recommendations on which tank to get
Ive got a 200 and love it :) Great size and quality.
The dimensions work out at 220 litres volume wise so not far of the 240 anyway.

Best thing about the 240 is its 120cm in width so may give you more options with certain species. Either way tho they are great tanks so if there wasnt alot in the price id go the 240
 
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Ive got a 200 and love it :) Great size and quality.
The dimensions work out at 220 litres volume wise so not far of the 240 anyway.

Best thing about the 240 is its 120cm in width so may give you more options with certain species. Either way tho they are great tanks so if there wasnt alot in the price id go the 240
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Thanks for that I think I’ve deceived to go for the 240 have you ever had an external filter I’m worried about leaks
 

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Thanks for that I think I’ve deceived to go for the 240 have you ever had an external filter I’m worried about leaks
I have yes, i run a fluval 405 canister on my 200.
Never had it leak. As long as you buy a descent filter the chances of it leaking is slim
 

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Hi all I have a Vicenza 180 I have had in storage for a few years and now decided to get up and running again and the filter is leaking, now I have 2 x 205 filters and they both leak from the seal but there’s no damage to either seal

any ideas or is it worth buying new seal
 

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You could try greasing the seal. Silicon grease is best but you could use vaseline. They can become dry and brittle if not been in use for a while. Not that pricey to replace tho if that doesnt work.
 
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