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Old 01-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Filter problems

I have a 15 gallon tank and my filter just stopped working the other day. Obviously I could go and buy another one but I need one that won't kick up the sand in the tank I also got a freshwater puffer and the old filter would just throw it around new some help on what tank I should get.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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On what filter I should get my bad
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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For a 15 gallon, I would recommend a hang on back filter. Aquaclear 20 would be a good choice. These are popular and this one rated up to 20 gal. with 100 gph. Could go little bigger using the 30 too.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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I just bought a 30g and there's waaaaay too much of a current it completely kicks up the sand and makes my tank cloudy (I can't wait to get a better tank) and I need a filter that has a very low current a filter for 15g tank kicked up a bit of sand but the main thing is I don't want my puffer getting thrown around
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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I know a canister might be overkill but you can adjust the spray bar to a very slow flow. Then when you upgrade to a bigger tank you will already have a nice canister to go with it that is already established. I have an eheim 2215 and I love it
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What's a canister iv never hear of them
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #7
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it draws water out of the tank and through a canister that has different filter media in it and sits outside of the tank( usually in the stand). The water is then pushed back out a spray bar and you can adjust the current both into and out of the caniste. My outsmart was selling one for a 35gal for $45.
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Ahh sounds very nice ill have to check those out
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #9
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not all are adjustable but the ones that are you could make the flow very low so it wouldn't bother your sand or puffer
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #10
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YouTube is a video of one explaining how to put together
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You could just go with a sponge filter too. Very little current, won't kick up sand, but excellent at aeration and biological filtration. Provides some mechanical filtration as well.
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Ill have to check all these out I bought one last night but it just doesn't fit the tank it's way to big and the current goes all the way across the tank to the other side
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #13
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Eheim Aquaball 60 is perfect for what you need, comes with a spray bar and the outflow is adjustable and not powerful at all when turn down.

http://www.eheim.com/en_GB/products/...ers/aquaball-0
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