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shireelf 09-20-2012 12:14 AM

Filter for guppies?
 
In the near future I will be moving my gold fish to a bigger tank and I want to put guppies in my 10 gallon tank. I know guppies do not like a lot of current in the tank and I can't use the filter I have in there because if I were to end up with fry(which I want to) they would get sucked up and die. I bought an under gravel filter for the tank, would that work?

makoy1995 09-22-2012 04:43 AM

it would be better if you are going to use box filter just make sure that your media is mature before putting your guppies.
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jpicking1 09-22-2012 02:47 PM

i duno if this will help you much but i use aqua clear filter for my tank casue of my betta fins wich is very delicate. you can adugest the water flow rate on it from a lever ontop the filter works great. i was a little scare on the water intact holes being to far apart so i put a little plastic mesh over it just so his fins do not get sucked up it. Hagen AquaClear Power Filters (20, 30, 50, 70, 110)
highest setting for the 20 gallon one i got a 20 gallon tank is jsut way way to much i use a quater away from the lowest setting personaly for my betta.

pittipuppylove 09-23-2012 11:27 AM

I have an AquaClear 20 running in my 10gal guppy tank and I really like it. Even with the adjustable flow turned up all the way, the guppies still seem to have no problem, although I typically have it set to about half-power. The only modification I've done is to place a piece of pantyhose around the intake to keep my ghost shrimp from being sucked in.

My more recently set up 5.5gal betta tank has a Marina s10 Slim filter, and it so far seems to be doing a stellar job. It's thin (likely how they got the "slim" part :-P) and since the actual motor is submerged, it is virtually silent. I also had it running (in addition to the AquaClear) in my 10gal for awhile prior to setting up the 5.5gal to seed the filter media with bacteria, and the guppies didn't seem to mind it either. The s10 comes with a sponge to cover the intake. It also has an adjustable flow, which at the lowest setting is just a trickle (to the extent my dad actually thought it wasn't working). At it's highest still isn't bad at all - a tad too much for my betta, but I honestly don't think it'd bug the guppies much. As I'm fond of having a filter that's rated for a tank larger than what I'm putting it in, I'd personally go with the s15 or s20.

Hope this helps!
Leah

shireelf 09-23-2012 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pittipuppylove (Post 1253987)
I have an AquaClear 20 running in my 10gal guppy tank and I really like it. Even with the adjustable flow turned up all the way, the guppies still seem to have no problem, although I typically have it set to about half-power. The only modification I've done is to place a piece of pantyhose around the intake to keep my ghost shrimp from being sucked in.

My more recently set up 5.5gal betta tank has a Marina s10 Slim filter, and it so far seems to be doing a stellar job. It's thin (likely how they got the "slim" part :-P) and since the actual motor is submerged, it is virtually silent. I also had it running (in addition to the AquaClear) in my 10gal for awhile prior to setting up the 5.5gal to seed the filter media with bacteria, and the guppies didn't seem to mind it either. The s10 comes with a sponge to cover the intake. It also has an adjustable flow, which at the lowest setting is just a trickle (to the extent my dad actually thought it wasn't working). At it's highest still isn't bad at all - a tad too much for my betta, but I honestly don't think it'd bug the guppies much. As I'm fond of having a filter that's rated for a tank larger than what I'm putting it in, I'd personally go with the s15 or s20.

Hope this helps!
Leah

I've got an aqueon quite flow 10 in there right now. I might try keeping it in there and using panty hose over the intake, then I wouldn't have to worry about cycling the tank since I've had the goldfish in it for several months. I could use the under gravel filter for the fry tank. Thanks for the suggestion.


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