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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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How is the fluval Chi? Worth $30?

I want to get a seperate small tank for my remaining ghost shrimp. I've read that the light/filter is fairly cheap and not powerful, would it be okay for shrimp, though? Or is the filter unsafe for newborn shrimp? My petsmart has them on sale for $30, I am head down in two days to buy supplies and am tempted..

Anyone had photos of their and their experiences?
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The filter and light are both pretty worthless. But ghost shrimp don't need much of either. The filter keeps the water moving, but just barely. I don't think it would suck up baby shrimp. I replaced the filter/light on mine to make it more suitable for my cherry shrimp.
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^ Woah the fluval chi can defy gravity and be put on its side. Totally worth $30
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^ woah the fluval chi can defy gravity and be put on its side. Totally worth $30
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I love my CHI. You'll have to upgrade lighting if you want to keep plants.
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