No, powerheads dont require a ugf
, its the other way around. powerheads can run by themselves to provide a current a little filtration with a sponge or some other type of filter media attached to it. as far as switching the filters you can look at some of the smaller hob
filters that might fit on the 10 gal
. i think aquaclear makes one that would be small enough.
Live in or around Alabama? Why dont you check out the Alabama Regional Forum.
Sold all tanks but
planted(lightly) tank now with 10 neons, 9 serpae tetras, 4 otos, 2 kribs and 3 gourami for the moment.