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Old 01-07-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question Transitioning / Upgrading Filter and Tank

Hi - I currently have a 20 gallon freshwater tank with an old under gravel filter (have to search on Amazon to find replacement charcoal cartridges, air stones and such). I would like to upgrade to something with a more current style filter system, and a slightly larger tank (30 -35 gallons?)

I'm starting to do research on how to do Fishless cycling on the new tank so that I can transition my fish in when it's ready, but I'm a bit clueless about what type of filter system to upgrade to.

Any suggestions? I've been reading about an "Agua Ionizer" filter - any thoughts?
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Hi - I currently have a 20 gallon freshwater tank with an old under gravel filter (have to search on Amazon to find replacement charcoal cartridges, air stones and such). I would like to upgrade to something with a more current style filter system, and a slightly larger tank (30 -35 gallons?)

I'm starting to do research on how to do Fishless cycling on the new tank so that I can transition my fish in when it's ready, but I'm a bit clueless about what type of filter system to upgrade to.

Any suggestions? I've been reading about an "Agua Ionizer" filter - any thoughts?
I would go with one of these
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pid=PPC-G-4032

Or

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=3602

Plus a little hand work aka water changes will do the trick.

I haven't heard such good things about Agua Ionizer from what I've read.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=Andrew McFadden;2271399]I would go with one of these
Aquarium Filters: Hagen AquaClear Power Filters

Or

Aquarium Filters, Filtration & Water Quality: FilStar XP Aquarium Canister Filter

Plus a little hand work aka water changes will do the trick.

Both are great filters. I use both of them, and I am very pleased with both.
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