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Old 01-09-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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Eclipse system 12 and filter

Are the filters within an eclipse good enough or should you add extra filtration?
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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The filter is good if you keep a pretty light to medium bio-load for the tank. Unfortunately adding more filtration to an Eclipse tank is no easy task, due to the design of the hood/filter. What fish are you looking at keeping in the tank?
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The filter is good if you keep a pretty light to medium bio-load for the tank. Unfortunately adding more filtration to an Eclipse tank is no easy task, due to the design of the hood/filter. What fish are you looking at keeping in the tank?
Well right now...Theres a lot of feeder guppies in it...25 were just born today. I'm considering adding a sponge filter. This would not be too hard to do with an eclipse. I'm just not postive if and air pump is good enough for a sponge filter. Thanks!
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A sponger or corner filter would be great and would work with almost any air pump. You do not need a power head in a tank that small. The corner filter in my small tank is powered by a $6 air pump, it really helps with the bio filtering and catches and amazing ammount of waste.
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A sponger or corner filter would be great and would work with almost any air pump. You do not need a power head in a tank that small. The corner filter in my small tank is powered by a $6 air pump, it really helps with the bio filtering and catches and amazing ammount of waste.
Great! That sounds like what im doing. It looks like I'm getting 10 more fish haha...I'm moving the majority of the feeder guppies out into a diffrent 10 gal. the new filter is still going to be bought...but the aquarium will be a fancy only, my friend said I could have her other aquarium too...so I should have plenty of room.
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