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Old 01-12-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Internal filter ok?


I'm going to start a 5 gallon planted tank. I'm going to try to use what I have to get started and if things don't go well, I'll buy new stuff.

My tank has a Whisper micro filter that came with it - similar to this but smaller


http://www.tetra-fish.com/products/a...r-filters.aspx

I could put foam in it vs the carbon bags, or just not put the carbon in the bag?

thanks!
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:43 PM   #2
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Takes up valuable real Estate in a small 5g imo, but yes you could toss some lava rock and polyfil in it
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:12 PM   #3
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I thought of that too. (space)

I'm afraid an outside filter won't fit on that tank. It's got a weird shape and the lid is custom to the stuff that came with it.

I should just bump up to a 10gl
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:05 PM   #4
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Definitely bumping to a 10 would be more fun but that internal would work fine. I'd use just foam as it is a good biomedia. It will clog fast though, stick your finger in front of the outflow often so you can rinse it out when it gets slow.
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