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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Biocube Filtration?

I just setup a biocube 14 that I want to keep shrimp and plants in it I was wondering if I fill chamber #2 up with water where the bio balls are would this in turn act as a bio filter same as a canister and not a wet/dry. would it help if I remove bioballs and fill chamber with bio matterial same as a canister. And also any ideas on how to block intake so shrimp do not get sucked up into the filter?
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I have a 14 gallon biocube too! I run the wet/dry filter the way it was meant to be run. I am not running any Co2 so I don't mind. However I don't think running it with both chambers full is really a problem.

I didn't cover up the intakes, but I have a lot of shrimp so I don't mind if they get caught in the filter.
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You could try some sort of mesh for your inlet.
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Urkevitz I decided not to go with co2 I was at first. now I'm running the wet/dry like it should. I guess your catching the shrimp on the cover of the bio balls but how about when they have babies are they big enough not to go through that cover?
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If the water that flows through both the lower and upper inlets must pass through the filter cartridge I would not worry about baby shrimp being sucked through the filter.

I didn't take a good look at how the filter is configured so I am not sure how it works. But I think that shrimp would probably like living on the surface of the cartrigde and would be able to move in and out of the tank if they wanted to.
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I have a 29g bio cube, and the filter cartridge is a pita. mini sump needs constant refill.
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So far I catch the adults on the cover of the bio ball compartment they can't go through there but once they have babies I was concern about them going through that cover into the bio ball compartment and getting caught in sponge of the mini sump. I think when they have babies I'm going to put a filter pad covering the bio ball compartment so they can't go through that should work.
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