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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Canister filter, thumbs up in every aspect

Just got my girlfriend a canister filter for $40 on eBay and it says it cycles 260 gallons of water and hour. She has a 20 gallon planted goldfish tank so I guess it will stay nice and clean haha. It's also extremely quiet which she loves because her other on was loud as can be.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 02:25 AM
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I recently got one and I love it!!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 02:36 AM
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Well, I would say at 13 water cycles per hour your goldfish should have some fun swimming in the current :-)
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 01:53 PM
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Goldfish can get pretty fat, so the extra water flow is their exercise plan right? :-)

What canister did you get? Is the canister under the tank or at the same level?

The white ribbon plants in the back aren't aquatic plants, they are terrarium plants. They will most likely fail to thrive if kept submerged.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Well yeah I guess that's one way to look at it, it's down below, she is moving soon so we didn't get fancy with it, and they have been in there for maybe 2 months and are doing just fine, she bought them off of a website that sells aquatic plants. Maybe it's a different plant I honestly do not know

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