03-19-2013, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jpmarini3
Kribensis- Seen many do ok in 10 gallons as long as theyre by themselves. At most throw in some neons with them. What would be an alternative to a HOB filter?
Any time you are dealing with the possibility of fry, you are going to run into problems with a HOB. That can be death your fry. I would suggest doing something like a well run sponge filter.
You can get one rated for a 10 gallon tank, and hook it to an air pump that is adjustable with it's stream. You can stick that into the established tank to run for a bit so it builds up a good bacteria colony and then move it over to the 10 gallon. This prevents the possibility of fry being sucked up into an in-take and far more gentle for your fish. I would also consider doing things like very hardy plants such as Java Moss, Floating Riccia, Frog Bit, etc something that will help along filtration.