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I have a Tom's rapid mini cannister, and I broke it. Are there any other options out there?

I am injecting DIY Co2 into it and it worked well untill the mishap.

What do you have on your Nano (~7g) with co2 on it?


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I have a Tom's rapid mini cannister, and I broke it. Are there any other options out there?

I am injecting DIY Co2 into it and it worked well untill the mishap.

What do you have on your Nano (~7g) with co2 on it?
I have a 5.5 gallon CRS tank that's overfiltered with a Zoomed 501 and a sponge filter and another 8 gallon with a Aquaclear 20. The Aquaclear works well but sometimes the current is a problem when it comes to uprooting new plants.


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I have a 5.5 gallon CRS tank that's overfiltered with a Zoomed 501 and a sponge filter and another 8 gallon with a Aquaclear 20. The Aquaclear works well but sometimes the current is a problem when it comes to uprooting new plants.
How do you like your zoomed, its a cannister right? From the looks of them they are preacically the same thing as the tom's.

Do you use co2?


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I like the zoomed. It's quiet most of the time and has good flow. Like the Toms, it has to sit at the same level as the tank. I don't use CO2 in that tank, but it should do fine. I use pressurized CO2 in the 8 gallon with the Aquaclear.


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I like the zoomed. It's quiet most of the time and has good flow. Like the Toms, it has to sit at the same level as the tank. I don't use CO2 in that tank, but it should do fine. I use pressurized CO2 in the 8 gallon with the Aquaclear.
Yeah, if I had pressurized I wouldnt care about the gas off with a HOB, id just crank it up.


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I'm using an eheim 2232. It's overkill so I keep the outlet valve cranked down a little bit, but its great. The 2211 is probably ideal if you can find it, but I couldn't in the amount of time I was willing to look.
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I'm using an eheim 2232. It's overkill so I keep the outlet valve cranked down a little bit, but its great. The 2211 is probably ideal if you can find it, but I couldn't in the amount of time I was willing to look.

What size tank?


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eheim 2011 or 2211. Perfect.
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I was looking at those because of the above comment about it.

I cannot find anything on the filter but replacement parts????


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What do you guys think about an ecco 2232?


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If you do filter it, I'd go with the zoo med 501. An eheim would be bigger than the tank itself. A zoo med 501 IMO is perfect for any size nano up to 10 gal. I'm actually using a zoo med temporarily on my 28 right now.

OR you could just get a tiny pump or tiny internal filter and use that to diffuse your co2. You aren't filtering much except fish waste in the filter anyway.


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that zoomed filter looks like the toms filter just 2x's as much.


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not necessarily:
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I just typed it into Google. There rated at the same gph aswell, or really close atleast.


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Does the zoomed filter need filter bags for the carbon? I once put straight carbon in my tom filter and that was bad... However it's hard to fit a good amount of carbon in the chamber because of the way the intake is.
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