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  1. Tank Journals
    He we are again, the beginning of a tank. The influx of information has at times been overwhelming, but I'm looking forward to the completion of this project. I have only started putting it together, so that's where we are starting. Table of Contents Update #1 - Curse of the Black Water...
  2. Equipment
    Hello! I was if this little guy will be able to sustain a 10 gallon aquarium? It has only 57 GPH and that's what wavers my decision. Aqueon Internal Filter Planted Tank Current filter: 1 Aquaclear 50 (but it is too powerful and too loud) Stocking: 5 Rummynose 4 Cherry Shrimp...
  3. Equipment
    Hi, I was wondering if placing an internal filter on its side will affect its performance? Specifically I'm getting the Penn Plax Cascade 400 (Amazon.com : Penn Plax Cascade 400 Internal Filter for Aquariums : Pet Training Pads : Pet Supplies). Would this at all affect the motor since the motor...
  4. Equipment
    Ok so I have been wondering as to what a good flow rate is for internal filters for the following tanks: a. 20 Gal Goldfish tank, 10 Goldfish inside b. 15 Gal cichlid tank (7 yellow princes, all juvies <4 cm) c. 15 Gal ABN pleco and shrimp tank, java moss d. 20 Gal South American Cichlid tank...
  5. Equipment
    I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience replacing (or partially replacing) internal filter media (which is usually sponge) with any loose ceramic media or similar? I know that there are some internal filters out there which have specialised media made specifically for those filters...
  6. Equipment
    How well does the U4 work as an internal filter? It would be an additional filter for me, sorta like a powerhead per say. Since I'll have a Fluval 406 it might not be enough flow around the whole tank.
  7. DIY
    Sometimes the simplest things work out best. Here is a good example. For a planted tank, a canister filter is the widely recommended choice. And it is easy to see why. However, there are some disadvantages to canister filters: Cost - the cheapest ones will still cost >$50 (not talking about a...
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