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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Filter suggestion with limited space

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I am new to plantedtank.net but not new to planted tanks. My question is what filtration system would anyone suggest with limited space. The aquarium I have is 22 gallon Mr.Aqua aquarium that sits on an Ikea dresser. Im hesitant to get a Aquaclear as this will not provide adequate flow in the tank (trying to avoid dead spots in the aquarium. I don't want to have a lot of equipment just laying on the dresser such as the co2 setup and then a canister. I would also like to avoid as much equipment in the tank as well such as a power head. What would anyone suggest? Thank you!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 03:45 AM
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Well, if you don't want to go with an Aquaclear, and you don't want anything on the dresser or in the tank........? There are some smaller canister filters that hang on the side of the aquarium but I don't know anything about their flow rates or if they would be any better than an Aquaclear. SunSun does have some inside the tank filters with very impressive flow rates (JP series I believe) but while they are fairly thin, they do take up some square inches on the glass.
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So if I were to get a canister, I'm assuming a eheim 2213 should be sufficient for the aquarium I have?
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So if I were to get a canister, I'm assuming a eheim 2213 should be sufficient for the aquarium I have?
I would think that it should be but I don't know what kind of flow rate you're looking for that made you decide against an Aquaclear. The 2213 is a great filter and will work well on a 22 gallon.
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I would think that it should be but I don't know what kind of flow rate you're looking for that made you decide against an Aquaclear. The 2213 is a great filter and will work well on a 22 gallon.
I have heard that the flow rate drops dramatically after 2 weeks or so. I have a 16gal and have been debating on the 2213 but after hearing that im now thinking of the 2215. Im too torn now. No clue what to do.
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I'm not opposed to an aquaclear. I've owned 3 of them and they're great filters. I just want enough flow to reach the other side of the aquarium and to avoid dead spots where algae could potentially grow. I believe I can put a small canister behind the aquarium so the 2213 I think fits he bill. This would be my first eheim as I only have experience with cascade canisters.
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I'm not opposed to an aquaclear. I've owned 3 of them and they're great filters. I just want enough flow to reach the other side of the aquarium and to avoid dead spots where algae could potentially grow. I believe I can put a small canister behind the aquarium so the 2213 I think fits he bill. This would be my first eheim as I only have experience with cascade canisters.
I use almost nothing but canister filters. I love them. I don't know much about the particular tank you have but I have several 29 gallon tanks that are actually 25 gallons from what I've read. I use SunSun 302 canister filters in them. They are rated (over rated) at 265 gallons per hour. It is not too much for a tank not much bigger than yours. Just don't know how much room you have but if it fits, I could recommend the SunSun.
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