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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Filter for quarantine tank

Setup a 20 gallon quarantine tank. The filter i got is so loud. It one of those tetra hob. Even exchanged it same problem. Any suggestions. This tank will be setup all the time.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 09:30 PM
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For a quarantine tank, I am partial to sponge filters, with powerheads, much quieter, or bio wheels with a powerhead. Since fish aren't in there for too long, no gravel or decorations, mechanical filtration is not a big concern.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 09:38 PM
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I agree, Sponge filter for QT 100%
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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So I do plan to keep the QT setup all the time, and will put fry in it once I get my primary tank fully setup. So it won't be QT all the time.

I do plan to have bare bottom as well. Already painted sides, back and bottom black.

I already have, but not in use 2 of these sponge cube filters with one of those jet lifter from swiss tropical and a pump for it as well. I thought that was kinda loud.

When you say sponge filter with bio wheel or sponge, can you explain or show me example don't think I have seen those.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 02:18 AM
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Bio wheel setup from marineland, driven by a powerhead, serves the same purpose as the sponge filter. I have had by good experience with the bio wheels, with heavily stocked tanks, and they cycle very rapidly.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:11 AM
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I'd keep it nice and simple like an aquaclear.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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So would this work?
Marineland Penguin BIO-Wheel Power Filter? I was thinking I would just get a 150? Since my tank is 20 gallon, should be more than enough.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 06:05 PM
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My Aquaclear is super quiet, you should try one if you haven't yet.

When I bought my QT setup it came with an Aqueon Quietflow and I totally agree, the filters that come with those setups really suck.

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