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Old 01-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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hang on filter for 10 gallon

I'm using a small hang on aqueon filter on my 10 gallon tank. I'm wondering if I should be using a filter that is rated for a larger tank? I want to stay with a hang on filter.....
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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how stocked is the tank?
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How much live rock as well?
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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Well what are you going to use the filter for?
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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So far just a neon goby and cleaner shrimp. I want to get another goby or 2 and have it loaded with coral. I only have about 5 pounds of LR. Since the tank is so small I thought a bigger filter would keep the parameters in check....
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So far just a neon goby and cleaner shrimp. I want to get another goby or 2 and have it loaded with coral. I only have about 5 pounds of LR. Since the tank is so small I thought a bigger filter would keep the parameters in check....
Is your tank cycled? Just stay on top of your weekly water change
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Myself I would get at least an aquaclear 70 if not a 110 and turn it into a fuge, It is very easy and works amazingly well. You are right about a bigger filter working better I had a ac 70 on my 7 gallon and the only reason I took it down because my corals out grew the tank.
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Myself I would get at least an aquaclear 70 if not a 110 and turn it into a fuge, It is very easy and works amazingly well. You are right about a bigger filter working better I had a ac 70 on my 7 gallon and the only reason I took it down because my corals out grew the tank.
You can also do that if you have the money to spare. You can also turn a ac50 into a fuge if you don't want to spend too much money.
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Check craigslist in your local area you can probably find 1 used in good condition
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I have bought most all of my stuff used for my tanks. With a little searching you can get some great deals. On amazon now they have a sale on 70 and 110 a few weeks ago they were even cheaper that that on there.
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