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post #1 of 5 Old 05-01-2012, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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does extra filter help

i have a 24lx16hx12w 20gal tank with hob filter that has some very small debris floating around and hasnt really cleared up like my ten gal. the 20 has flourescent lighting and the 10 has regular bulbs, could that be the difference? i have an extra hob filter, would it help to put it on the 20? thanks for any input and ideas. also the 20 hob pick up tube only goes down 6 inches.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-01-2012, 08:02 AM
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It depends on the fish you are keeping? will they be able to handle the extra flow rate from the HOB?

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It depends on the fish you are keeping? will they be able to handle the extra flow rate from the HOB?
5 adult platys and a couple fry, 1 bristlenose pleco
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If the flow is not going to be too much, then for sure no problem in using it.

Monitor your tank water parameters though as while the new filter becomes seeded with bacteria you may experience a slight mini cycle.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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If the flow is not going to be too much, then for sure no problem in using it.

Monitor your tank water parameters though as while the new filter becomes seeded with bacteria you may experience a slight mini cycle.
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