Even though I don't regularly change out my carbon, I'm having a hard time dropping it and placing in more bio-media... Would someone make up my mind for me haha?
Here's my pro/cons list:
Removed organics and other harmful items
^might decrease algae through reduction in organics (My 50%...
I'm curious to know what people are using in smaller tanks that are 29 Gal. or less for filtration?
Combination of filters? if so, which combination?
Refugium - some people use them in different configurations and for "several small tanks"...
Located in Suffolk County, NY
75 gallon tank with tall metal stand, air pump, glass tops, heater and ac110 filter- $175
100 gallon tank with Custom Wood stand, glass tops and Sun Sun 304b filter- $300
16 Tropheus Ikola- $300
Tropheus Mpulungu- $18 each
Breeding pair of Red dragon Flowerhorns...
OK so you pretty much read everywhere to rinse the things off in "used" tank water.
At first I just said ok...cause what do I know.
But now I'm wondering why exactly...I mean all the Beneficial Bacteria is "sticky" and water changes to not really impact it because the BBs are not in the...
I have seen planted tanks in which co2 bubbles go from right to left like a river current. What kind of filters do this?
I have a whisper 20i and 10i in my tank which all they seem to do is make swirling...
I was looking into doing some DIY metal Filter Pipes (similar to these), and I was wondering if anyone had any experience? I have a friend that works at a certain large home improvement store that's helping me gather the parts and connectors needed to make these.
First: Let me explain why...
65 gallon acrylic sump $250
2x 1 1/2in bulkheads on the drain side
1x 1in bulkhead for the return
17ish gallon Amiracle Sump/wetdry $50
1x 1in hole for return. Bio balls included if you wish to use em.
Reeflo Dart Hybrid Super Gold $200 very good condition whisper quiet...
First of all I want to say that I have gotten some really good advise from this forum. I am a long time lurker/first time poster. I am currently in process of starting a 55 gallon freshwater planted tank. I am unsure on what type of Canister filter I should get for it since what...
I have the Fluval 106 on my 26 gallon aquarium right now, Its a frame-less cube that measures 18 by 18 by 19. I thought it would be fine, but as I've read more I'm considering returning it and getting the 206 instead. I also know it's better to have two filters than one, so I also considered...
Hey all I'm pretty new to the hobby and I'm looking to start my first tank. I got the ADA 7 gallon cube, but I need some advice with filters. I'm not really sure what kind I want but I do know I want to keep it relatively cheap. Does anyone have a good suggestion? Thanks.
Last night at three AM, the aqua clear 70 on my fifty gallon started getting louder and louder, started grinding, and when I took it all apart to try to clean it, the motor was smoking and the metal rod in the motor was bent to the side. No idea how this happened, but now I'm looking for a new...
I just purchased an Ada Mini-S and will be using it mostly for shrimp and micro rasboras.
I'm at a total lost for filtration. What does everyone else use?
I can't really afford a a canister filter, but I've looked into Zoo Med 501, Toms Rapids or Finnex PX 360 so far. They...
so i have the basic principals down, i need to build up the bacteria in the filter medium and in the tank to deal with the waste chemicals from the fish etc.
so what i'm doing right now is i have an old fluval u4 internal filter that was sitting in the basement running with the fluval 306 that...
I have used lots of filter over time. I can't even remember some of them.
-Aquatech (really like this cheap walmart brand, very reliable)
-Marineland H.O.T. Magnum
-Tetra Whisper Power Filter
-Aqueon Power Filter
- Fluval 205
While searching for the best external canister filter for my application, being a shallow tank (water is about 20 inches from the top rim of the tank), this forum came up as the top result for all my searches so I thought I'd ask all you wonderful people what you think!
Getting rid of some of the stuff I do not use anymore.
Great for anyone starting up on a small budget.
Filters: $5 ea.
Penguin BIO-Wheel 200
EBO Jaeger 120V 100W Model TS
(Comes with another generic heater)
Hagen Nutrafin DIY CO2 $5
(comes with extra...