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post #1 of 7 Old 03-28-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Additional Filters

Currently I have an Aqueon QuietFlow 20 on my 29 gallon tank, I am considering adding another filter to the tank. I feel that my current filter is not doing an adequate job.

When considering another filter, what do you all look for?

I would just like to get another filter to add to my current set up.

Will the tank cycle again? I don't think so, cuz I'm just adding another filter not getting rid of my current one.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-28-2010, 05:16 PM
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how about a rena filstar 1?. I have one on my 20 gallon. does quite nicelyand 'aqueon 20' sounds like it is designed for a 20 gallon tank.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-28-2010, 10:05 PM
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The tank won't recycle but it will be a bit before the new filter can offer biological filtration. A canister filter is a good way to go as suggested above, Rena, Fluval, Eheim are all effective quality canister filters.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-29-2010, 03:56 AM
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If the tank is planted, I'd maybe get a canister filter capable of handling the whole tank, putting it on and then removing the power filter after a month or so. If it's not planted, I wouldn't bother with an expensive canister and would instead just buy another power filter in the same sort of flow rate range by whatever good company is on sale (Marineland, Aquaclear, Eheim).

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-29-2010, 06:38 PM
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What makes you think the present filter is not doing an adequate job? In a 29g tank the fish are likely smallish, so not a case where filtration has to be excessive. More filters won't achieve much in the way of additional benefit... just curious why.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-29-2010, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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I feel like there isn't enough water movement to clear most of the "junk" in my tank. Not really a fan of my filter either, kind of loud. was thinking about possibly switching it out eventually. So I could seed a new filter on the tank for about 2 months and eventually get rid of the Aqueon. Thoughts?

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-29-2010, 08:03 PM
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Knowing this, I would go for a new filter than is geared to the tank. I don't know what fish you have, but some from flowing streams require filter currents, others (what I term forest fish) do not. In a 29g something as simple as a good sponge filter may be adequate, again depending upon your fish needs in the way of water movement, and especially if there are live plants.

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