I am building my first real tank in almost 10 years (have had a beta for a
few years but that doesn't count).
What I have is a custom tank that is 9-10 gallons that is approximately 15Lx12Wx12H.
I have 3 main concerns here
2 no splashing water
3 small, low profile, hard to see, this is the key problem here, I need to
be able to see through the tank without seeing a bulky filter.
10 years ago I had a biowheel filter, won't work here because of 1,2 above
I was thinking of an UGF
but have heard a lot of bad things about UGF
Read about box filters, looked good until i realized the media would be very
I don't think sponge filter will provide enough filtration
I like the internal filters but I need to be able to hide it. What I have seen
at my LFS
are just simply to big.
The last alternative I can see is a canister filter.
The problem I see with these is the smallest I can find is for a 30g, I
know one can go a little bigger than needed but 3 times bigger is that
Can I remote it? ie place the canister a few feet below the aquarium(out
of sight) with just the intake and return tubes in the tank?
Edit: I plan on stocking it with zebra danio.
Is a canister filter the best option, can anyone recommend something else, or am I completely missing something?