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Amazing difference of additional filters
Old 12-01-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
 
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Amazing difference of additional filters

When I started with aquariums, I read about investing in a good filter, which will reduce the risk of most of your water condition problems occuring, and I was the fisrt one to say that I would rather spend more on fish and decor before buying an expensive filter system. Well I was so wrong.

I have been running a 80 G mixed cichlid tank for a year now, which is quite maintenance intensive. Previously my main filter was a Cascade 1000 filter. Water conditions perfect, clarity was great. Or so I thought, until I added another Cascade1200 filter to my tank.

Currently I am running both Cascade 1000 and 1200 filters including powerheads to give that river flow impression.

Now I can tell you what perfect water clarity should look like. My water is crystal clear. It takes one hour after a water change to return back to a crystal clear state.

I cannot believe the difference an additional filter made to my tank. If I had known that the difference would be so great, I would have invested in additional filters long time ago.

I just had to share this with everyone who is scared of investing in a proper filter system.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
 
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Yay! I was thinking about using the filter I'm gonna buy in addition to the filter I already have! Now I def will!
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #3
 
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Using the right filtration, whether that's one simple canister for large tanks, or as you pref 2 individual one's can make the world of difference in tanks. I once had a internal filter that was extremely poor to say the least...what a headache that thing was...
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
 
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I use little whisper 3i's in my 10 gallon male betta tanks, trust me low levels of filtration suck after vacuuming and the like lol
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:54 AM   #5
 
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My main reason for two filters is because I go away a lot for diving, and now have the peace of mind that there is a back up filter in case something goes wrong. And secondly because the water took so long to return back to normal after a vacuuming session.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:51 PM   #6
 
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I use both my filters, and it has made a extreme difference. Plus it is nice to know that two filters are running, so if one breaks, I'll still be good.
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