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Old 03-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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shrimp/endler tank filtration

Ok so I've got a query, what do some of you use or suggest for filtering a RCS/ Endler tank.

I've got a 10 gallon and am currently running an air driven sponge. It works and the shrimp love foraging on the sponge but the water clarity is not what I like.

In my 55g Angelfish tank I run an air driven sponge and a old school box filter and it's got crystal water.

I'm considering just running a corner box but would the shrimp be "happy" without the sponge to forage?
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I would add a small HOB filter like an AC-20 with a sponge over the intake
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I would add a small HOB filter like an AC-20 with a sponge over the intake
I was considering that as the tank is going to have a pretty decent bio load
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An AC filter won't ever let you down. Get one, leave the carbon out and throw a bag of purigen in there. Your tank will be amazingly well kept and clear
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An AC filter won't ever let you down. Get one, leave the carbon out and throw a bag of purigen in there. Your tank will be amazingly well kept and clear
Oh I know, AC makes a great filter! I've got one on a 29 with nothing but the sponge and some filter floss along with the bio max and the water is crystal clear.

I've found that if you use purigen for about a month then take it out you can use filter floss and the water will stay just as clear.

Now to convince myself to spend 29.00
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Oh I know, AC makes a great filter! I've got one on a 29 with nothing but the sponge and some filter floss along with the bio max and the water is crystal clear.

I've found that if you use purigen for about a month then take it out you can use filter floss and the water will stay just as clear.

Now to convince myself to spend 29.00
29$? For what? Check amazon. Waaaaaayyyyy cheaper
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29$? For what? Check amazon. Waaaaaayyyyy cheaper
Popularity has brought up the price

http://www.amazon.com/AquaClear-20-P.../dp/B000260FVG


They were like 18.99 back in january.

I'm looking on ebay at nano HOB's might be able to find a knock off with the AC basket design.
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Wow nevermind. I thought they were cheaper?
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Wow nevermind. I thought they were cheaper?
I paid 27 for an AC30 at petco in january. Same one is near 40 now there.

I may have found a HOB with the same type of media design on ebay.

Why do I have to be so picky yet so cheap
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I'm the same way!

Why do I have to be so picky yet so cheap [/QUOTE]

We have what they call. "Champagne taste on a beer budget". LOL
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