Originally Posted by Souptik82
^^ Looks I could not explain clearly. Here's the situation: Eheim 2217
: Available locally where I stay (but overkill as you said) Eheim other models
: Not available locally where I stay, cannot be shipped due to being large boxes. Dolphin 500 and 800
: Not available locally, but can be shipped as they are smaller sized boxes. Dolphin C-1000
: Locally available but overkill again for my 30 gallon tank.
So a large sponge filter
should work then. Something like this perhaps: Heto Sponge Filter Large [Largeheto] - Rs.450.00 : Indiapetstore.com, For Those Who Love Their Pets
I really must say a big thanks for all your help so far!
Yes ,either the Dolphin 500 or medium size sponge filter. The sponge filters pictured look exactly like HYDRO Sponge filters I use.
Or,,, you could use the Sponge filter (medium size) ,along with the Dolphin filter and when fish produce fry,,simply move the fry to a tank and take the sponge filter that has been running in the 30 gal along with the Dolphin and you could safely move all of the fry if needed to their own tank without waiting for tank to cycle.
I use the sponge filters in a few tanks so that whenever I need to move fish to a new tank that has not cycled,, or set up a new tank, I can do safely by just moving the sponge filter to whatever tank I need to move it to whether it be cycled or not.
Sponge filter would also prevent fry from being sucked up into the filter intake such as might happen,with the Dolphin.
Some folks don't care for the space that the sponge filters take up in the aquarium but to each ,their own.
I like the sponge filters because they offer large surface area for bacteria(good kind0 to colonize,and they make setting up a new tank very easy if allowed to run in a already cycled tank for a few weeks, plus,,,they are relatively inexpensive and easy to clean. Just squeeze them out once evry couple weeks in old aquarium water and stick em back in the tank.