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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 05:40 AM
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I had a AC20 but switched for the AZOO Mignon Filter 60 and luv it! It might not be strong enough but I found it adequate for my 7g cube (12"X12"x12")!

It is cheap too and more compact and quieter than AC20 based on my own experience
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by aznartist34 View Post
If you want a canister filter, the zoomed 501 would be just about right for this tank. I have one on mines and it has just about the right amount of flow. But I might have a bit more substrate and slope than most. In the end, the tank only holds a little over 6 gallons of water.
Sorry to hijack, but I have the 501 and a Mr.Aqua 12"cube, haven't set it up yet, wondering if I should just put my old eheim 2213 on it since that's what so many are using, so I'm wondering if you're keeping shrimp with the ZooMed 501 and it's adequate?
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 08:47 PM
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I have used a simple sponge filter for shrimp only tanks. Very simple

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" Desiderius Erasmus
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 08:18 AM
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On a side note, what heater for 12" cube?

hydor slim 7.5w is only raising temp 3 degrees....
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