12-24-2012, 02:31 PM
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I Need a new filter, please help?
We havent been keeping tropical fish for long and out tank came with a filter that we have been living with and intending to replace but its a piece of tat and has more or less broken now!! All the water is pouring out of the button on the top because there is no seal stopping it from escaping, every time you touch it the top pops off and there isnt enough water going through the output tube to pull air from the air pipe! (I have been swapping tank water for highly oxygenated water for 2 days but am not sure how much I should be swapping to keep the fish alive!)
Its a simple thing with a sponge inside and air pipe. I have been looking for a new one and am completely clueless about the whole "Activated Carbon & Zeolite" thing, I know they come in ready done cartridges, but can I refill them? how long does it last before I need to change them?
If the one I pick doesnt have a air pipe/rain bar I'm guessing that I will need an air stone? I looked at these in the store but I guess I will need a pump for it? all they had there was a stone with a pipe attached to it!
Its a 200L tank (around 55US Gallons)
Thank you & Happy Christmas!!