I'm running a Tetra whisper overhead/on the back filter (for 5-15 gall) on my 10 gallon tank, which houses (for the moment...) 2 small goldfish (total of 4 inches) and a pleco (about 1.5''). [i know this is a dirty situation...just can't be remedied until I find a new home for mister poopsalot pleco].
In my 1st tank, I had a UGF
that didn't work, and was generally icky. So initially, the whisper filter was a huge improvement! But at the same time...the filter seems to get clogged way to quickly (1st filter, right about when the tank finished cycling...so I switched to a new one, but used the same frame, thinking I would retain some bacteria, but now not only am I going through the nitrite cycle again, the filter appears to be clogged again (water is running back out the intake).
Is this just indicative of my dirty fish situation (water change, water change, water change...), or will a better filter (the biowheels i keep hearing about?) remedy the situation at least partially?
Thanks so much guys....sure didn't take long for me to become slightly obssesive about this stuff!