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Old 07-13-2004, 03:08 AM   #1
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What is the best ype filter to use if im usin sand as my bottom in a 10 gallon tank?? Any Help thanks Josh
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A regular HOB power filter works fine. Just be sure to unplug it whenever you perform maintainence on your tank.
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I also like to slide a sponge over the intake tube to prevent sand from getting into the filter.
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does this apply for any filter? This is a question I was going to ask as well.. I am going with my flubal 204 for a 25 gallon tank.. and I wanted to try sand...

what do you think?

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I have a Filstar XP1, I don't use a sponge over the intake--but I've only had my filter for a short while. If I'm buying a new filter in 6 months I'll let you know to put a sponge over the intake . The only reasons I have for not using a sponge is A. I don't want to restrict water flow and B. I don't see any SW hobbyists using it.
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My fish toss sand around, so I use it as a precaution and I do need to restrict water flow in my 10 gal. The 29 gal with a Fluval 204 has plenty of flow with the prefilter.
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