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Old 05-04-2006, 04:59 PM   #11
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Tom2K- yep, it was you! I thought that was a great idea I'm still adding to my fry tank and mommy is preggo again so I'm going to get one of those dividers for the fry tank to let her birth in there instead of the dreaded breeder net box, lol.
http://www.tetra-fish.com/catalog/product.aspx?id=565 This is the one I'd like to put in so I could put some foam media in front of the intake but what would be safe to secure it? I have extra hose, maybe cut that long enough to tie around the top and bottom? Will the suction from the intake hold the foam on there maybe? They couldn't get hurt because there isn't a propeller, but it wouldn't be good for me to forget to check for fry in the filter either, lol. Maybe I can clean up the internal canister filter and exchange it for a HOB box filter. So many choices!! What would be my best bet? I did put lots of gravel from my 20 gallon into the 10 gallon and even some in the corner filter.

Lone- great pleco pic! Mine looks like yours but only about 1.5 inches big. How big do they get?
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:19 PM   #12
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I have never used one of the internal canister filters.

I did convert my QT and breeding tank over to an aquaclear mini (aquaclear 20?). I bought the hydro sponge filter to slip on the intakes end for when fry are expected. The sponge is currently on my goldie tanks intake, so it will be well colonized when needed. The other great thing about the aquaclear is that you can put the porous media into your main tanks canister or other filter, then take it out when the tank is put to use for a ready to go biofilter. And the final thing that's great about the aquaclear mini is that it cost about fourteen bucks online.

Yep, one can play around with a 10 gal tank on the cheap, so don't be afraid to try different things.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:43 PM   #13
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Yeah, I love it! If you need to you can do it fairly cheap and with 4 children, I'm lucky to have a hobby, LMAO!!!
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