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Old 01-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question filter question

what's the best filter for a tank smaller than 10 gallons - about 6 - 8 gallons?

I like neon tetras, and angel fish, and blue rams, and clown fish, and otocinclus, and oscar cichlids, and guppies, and ... This could take a while!
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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I would just use a filter rated for a 10gal. If the flow is too great, you can increase the water level of the tank & place a piece of filter foam/sponge over the intake to reduce the suction. Aqueon makes a small filter for a 10g & tetra makes a small filter as well but its an internal filter (sits in the tank) which takes up room. Hope this helps!

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Yep using a 10gal filter will be eat best really.

As mentioned above there are some good filters, I guess it depends of budget an preference
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I believe there is an aquaclear mini... If it's still available, I believe it's rated for 5-15
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