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Old 12-04-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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I am looking to set up a qt tank incase of emegency. I am using an hob filter on my 20gal long and dont not want to add a sponge filter. I would like to add a second hob filter on my 20 gal long and be able to pull it off and put it on the qt tank. The only problem is every hob filter I see has active carbon which would just filter out the meds I would add if they where needed. I hope I never have to use this tank for the medicating purpose but I just want to be on the safe sidem and be prepared. does anyone know of a hob filter that does not have an active carbon filter, or if the active carbon filter can be removed and replaced with a sponge of some sort
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Old 12-04-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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well the hob filter i have in the cartridge i can just open the bag and empty out the carbon and justr use the bag i dont kno how efficient this will be but i could do it if needed
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what type of hob do you have? and does anyone know if another filter media could be put into the bag to help filter the tank?
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Old 12-04-2005, 04:29 PM   #4
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id give it a try to the AquaClear hob filter...they are quiet and you can choose the media you want inside...
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Aquaclear HOBs appear to be the most flexible regarding media. I own a bunch of Penguin Minis with biowheels. I slice open the cartridge and pour out the carbon before using it on my hospital/QT tank.
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thanks guys I ll give the aquaclear a try in my qt tank
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Aquaclear mini, your best bet. Remember to sterilize it before returning to the main tank.
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what is the best way to sterilize the equipment after each use of the qt
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Hot water and bleach. Then rinse, rinse and rinse some more.
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