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post #1 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Owners of Eclipse 3/6/12 gallon aquariums..

I'm thinking of getting a 3 gallon tank to raise some tiny fishes. Does the filtration system's output into the water generate enough oxygen, since the water from the filtration system drips into the water?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 05:07 AM
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For tiny fishes , I would look to someting like product... Hydro Sponge filter.Pet Supplies | Dog & Cat Supplies, Pet Meds | DrsFosterSmith.com Pet Products also has sponge filters advertised. My worry depending on type of hang on the back filters,,, or some , In tank filters is.. tiny fish being pulled up into the filter. You could though ,,place a sponge over the intake or section of nylon to prevent this. Most filters, assuming they are in good working condition, will provide the necessary oxygen for the tank they are sized for. Obviously wouldn't want a filter rated for ten gal on a fifty gal tank. Better to have more filtration than needed rather than not enough. Size of tank and numbers of fish are critical to determining what or how much filtration is needed.Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 06:53 AM
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You do not want an Eclipse for rearing fry. The filters on them are very powerful with a lot of suction. If it's not sucking the fry up and turning them into chum the outflow will be tumbling them around the aquarium. They're also expensive. Get yourself a cheap and simple 10 or 20 gallon tank with a sponge filter and a heater.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 07:04 AM
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I agree with Tetra Fanatic. These aquaria are not easy to work with; they're more for setting up in an attractive place with permanent (or at least semi-permanent) population and decor that can be left to itself.

The covers are not easy to remove, and they can be a bit awkward. For raising fry, I like open-top aquaria with a sponge filter (or even a box filter with floss) and a heater if necessary...and lots of floating plants. Easy peasey.

No, the Eclipse are for setting up and enjoying, not for we working fishfolk.

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