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Tank: 11.4g Mr. Aqua
Fauna: 11 Chili Rasboras, Red Rili's, too many to count
Flora: Various stems, semi carpet of DHG
CO2: none
Dosing: NPK on m/w/f and M on tues/thurs, Excel m/w/f
Water Change: 1.5g every saturday

So, I used to run pressurized CO2, so I added a bubbler/sponge filter, but now that I am not running the CO2, is it as necessary to run the bubbler in addition to my AC20? I have the AC20 on the sidewall, so it flows across the tank, from left to right.

Any thoughts and input would be much appreciated.
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you can never have TOO MUCH filtration


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No I don't think you need it
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 11:44 PM
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i highly doubt your going to have issues with that filter on that tank, i just got a ac50 for my 5.5 yes it a bit much but there is some easy fixes if it is to much, first off you can just move the intake to the right and have less suction if that doesnt work u can slowly raise it and play with it till its the right flow*doing this will raise the top so it doesnt sit flush though, also if u read the manual from what i read it seems the motors/housing is all the same just different size impelers just what i gathered from browsing it havent tried it yet/havent needed to.

you cant have to much filtration but u can have to much flow/current.
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in a nano tank, i would say that a dense clump of moss could offer an ample amount of sufface area for biological filtration to occur, though not as much as a sponge filter, but good enough since its supplemental to the HOB.

i'd choose moss over the sponge filter for asthetics. Having a sponge would likely bring marginal benefit at best.


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thank you everyone, i forgot to mention i have s/s screen pre-filter on my ac20, so the baby rili's are safe.

looks like i'll take out my sponge filter tomorrow, thanks again!
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