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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Marina Slim S20 for 7.5 gallon aquarium

I was wondering if the Marina Slim S20 would be a good filter for a 7.5 tank? Flow rate is 92 gph. The tank is either for shrimp or nano fish.

Does anyone use this filter for their aquarium? I got it from an aquarium kit and needed to replace the filter. I was thinking of using Matrix for the media. Would that work just fine?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 PM
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I picked up a S15 and think that it has a nice flow that comes from the filter. So I think the S20 should be just fine.

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We have an S10 as part of the filtration on our 12 long and it seems to move a reasonable amount of water for what we are using it for. We haven't owned it long but so far it seems like a nice little unit, it's quiet and doesn't need to be primed and played with after a power outage.
Some people take aquaclear sponges and slice them in half to use instead of the overpriced cartridges or other people ziptie filter floss onto a gutted cartridge.
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I use a marina s20 on my 11.4g, it's fantastic. I was able to slot my heater into it.
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I also use one, the s15 and it is the best filter I have ever had. I just replaced the filter media it came with with some ceramic rings and Eheim substrat pro, plus some carbon and filter floss and it's doing very well.
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I've been running the S10 for about a year now. its great little filter. i've run it on a 10g and 7g, it gives plenty of flow, i actually turned the flow rate down because i felt like it was to much for my little 7g, but was perfect at full throttle for my 10g

still quiet as the day i bought it. it comes apart very easily for cleaning. and there is plenty of usualable space in it filter if you want to add extra media.

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so i would say that the s20 might be to much flow for your tank.

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My thread back from the dead, lol. I use a AC30 on my 7.5g and it's great. I do still have the S20 for future use.

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