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Old 01-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Powerheads

Ok, so I have this very nasty protein film in my 10 gallon. I adjusted the flow on my cichlid tank and it's gone, so I know that was the issue.

I am considering [strongly] getting a powerhead. I am looking for something that is not noisy. I was thinking of getting the Aquaclear 20 Powerhead.


I am welcome to all suggestions $35 and under, I appreciate all input!


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Old 01-02-2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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Okokok me to the rescue

I think an ac20 would do you well, but i havent got much experiences with powerheads unless they are korolias.

Why do you have such a weird film/buildup on your tank wall?? Maybe add another filter with more flow instead?
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A film on top of your tank? You are sure no one has been spraying Febreeze around or anything?

Also, when's the last time you did a water change, your feeding schedule, stocking list, and parameters? I think the film should be addressed before you buy more equipment.
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Ok.

10 Gallons
Aquaclear 30
Gravel
1x Anubia
1x Crypt
3x Hornwort
Java Fern soon.

2x Platy
2x Otocinclus
1x Bolivian Ram

30% Water changes 1-2 times per week with gravel vac.

Parameters-

Ammonia- 0ppm
Nitrite- 0ppm
Nitrate- 10-20ppm


Nope not febreeze I have been watching it slowly develop, go on youtube and type "protein film aquarium" and hit the video where it's a thumbnail of duckweed. The man shows and says he has a bad film it's just like mine.


I don't want another filter too much noise and no room.


Was thinking of AC10 Powerhead, or a MarineLand Maxi Jet.
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Feeding:

Aqueon Tropical Flakes 1x per day

Alternate each week with Hikari Pellets, bits of Hikari Wafers for the Otos, Peas, Cucumber, and shrimp pellets.


But 1x a day and I fast them for a day if they ate too much.
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All tanks will develop this a power head or another filter is a little on the extreme side just get an air pump and bubble wand/air stone and that should be more than enough to break up the waters surface and help get rid of the build up.
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MarineLand Maxi Jet 400 is what I use.
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MarineLand Maxi Jet 400 is what I use.
I keeled over and laughed my heart out on one of the Maxi Jet Reviews on amazon.

Read the review on Amazon for the Marineland MI90511 Maxi-Jet PRO 230/1000gph--- Maxi Jet 900


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