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Old 06-05-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Is This To Much For A QT?

I just purchased another filter for my qt. I have been having a little to much touble with ammonia, and trite levels. I only had a 5-15 filter. This is what I got.

20g QT
5-15 aqua hob filter
30-60 whisper hob filter (300gph)
maxi jet 600 power head (160gph) (placed at very bottom focused on the floor of the tank)
small air pump and stone

Is this too much?

I am running no carbon, just foam.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:24 PM   #2
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Here is a pic of the qt.

My qt is sitting on a microwave stand I purchased at Wally World. It was cheaper than the tank stands, it has 2 doors, and the best part WHEELS! I can roll the tank around anywhere in the kitchen.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:49 PM   #3
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what might be better is an bigger aqua clear filter because of all the media that you can use like the sponges. usually whisper filters have carbon in them so you might want to check that.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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Ya I took the carbon filter out and replaced it with some sponge material. Thanks!
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:57 PM   #5
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no problem just have had it happen to me once when i was medicating my F/w fish lol. i couldnt figure out the problem then tore apart the filter and found carbon lol.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:59 PM   #6
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but i whould relly suggest taking out the bubbles because it can stress some fish out because they dont see that kind of bubble movement in the wild. and when you have a sick fish it is not wise to stress them out any futher. any surface movement airerates thge water your filters trickleing in are more than enough to airerate the tank.
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:01 PM   #7
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Good Point! Also I made sure I took out the filter, because when I first started the medication I'm using now, I forgot about a carbon filter that I already had in there.

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what you might want to do if your ph starts to fall is put in a little agriite. i know friends who have done that and it worked nicely. it for in case you have a problem with it later down the road
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