Owners of Eclipse 3/6/12 gallon aquariums.. - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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?
unlimitedx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 05:07 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
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.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 06:53 AM
Member
 
Tyyrlym's Avatar
 
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.

Tetra Fanatic
Watch my tank progress from Craigslist salvage to fishy habitat: Aaron's Tank
The only things that happen quickly in an aquarium are bad things.
Tyyrlym is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 06-22-2009, 07:04 AM
New Member
 
Mrylln's Avatar
 
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.

Best fishes,
Mary
Mrylln is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Revamping the Eclipse 6 and considering a new 20 gallon ch0ch Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 12-28-2006 02:12 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome