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Old 02-07-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Cannister filter on 10 gal?

I have a 10 gallon planted tank. There's only a few rasboras in it. I'm currently running an internal power filter by Fluval. I was toying the idea of replacing the internal filter with an external cannister filter. Is this type of filtration overkill? I'd like to add s few more small livestock.

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Old 02-08-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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Don't know much about a canister filter but a decent HOB would work fine
(Emperor, Penguin, or Aqua clear). I assume you are looking to regain your tank space that is being taking up from the internal filter....
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IMO eggie, you can never over filter a tank.
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I think a canister is going a bit overboard for a 10 gallon--too much money and too much flow. I agree with overstocker, a small HOB filter would be fine. Check the packaging and get something suggested for 10-20 gallons.
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You could go either way.
A HOB filter will do the job but if you dont like that look a canister filter will also work.
Just get a small one like the Fluval 104 it filters 125gph as the small HOB's filter 100gph the biggest difference is the price.
The HOB's run $12-$13 and the Fluval 104 is $55 at DrsFosterSmith.com.
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I think I would stick with a HOB filter. I would use a penguin mini without carbon for a planted tank, just use floss in the back. Also keep the flow turned down just enough to turn the bio-wheel.
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