20g long turtle tank filter - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Taunton ,MA
Posts: 1,694
20g long turtle tank filter

New 20g long turtle tank for 2 4inch turtles , Thinking of getting a H.O.T. Magnum Canister Filter with charcoal do you think it would be wise or to strong?
inkslinger is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 01:00 AM
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: anaheim, ca
Posts: 50
why not a full size canister filter?
kevinlambchops is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Taunton ,MA
Posts: 1,694
I thought of a Eheim filter but thought it would be too strong for a 20g Long turtle tank, with the opening on the side, I would have to trim the intake very short to fit.
inkslinger is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 09:14 PM
Planted Tank Guru
GeToChKn's Avatar
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
What kind of turtles? Most won't stay 4" for very long.

20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 09:17 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: TX
Posts: 474
I'd go with a regular canister and use a spraybar on the outlet with the jets pointed at the glass - that will reduce the current created by the filter.
sarahspins is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome