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Old 07-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #11
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What size is your tank? Fresh or Salt? How are you currently filtering the tank now? How much space do you have for the filter and finally, what is your budget?
Well its a 10 g. I have an aqueon filter and plenty of space and if you know any thing then lets hear prices
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #12
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Well, a 10 is pretty small, and your choices for an external bio filter are pretty slim.

I would suggest using the filter you have now primarily for mechanical filtration-- removing things that are floating in the water. Keep your eyes out for a similar-sized used HOB filter, or buy one new. Remove all the filter pads and either fill it with ceramic rings, or some other kind of ceramic bio media like Ehfi substrat pro. The ceramic media has a large surface area due to millions of microscopic pores which bacteria live on. With a 10 gallon tank water changes are a breeze, and you should rely more on doing regular water changes than increased filtration to keep your fish healthy.

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Where can I get ceramic rings or something like that
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You can get them at any lfs, if not we have them too. Microbe-lift Ceramic Rings 120-130 pieces (2lbs) [cring2-1] - $10.49 : Affordable Aquatic Supplies LLC
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ceramic rings or substrate. Which is better and thanks for all the help
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