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fiona 09-18-2006 03:38 PM

whats the best???
 
i was just wondering what the best type of filter is for tanks?
iv been told thats under gravel filters are good and will mean that i dont need to vac out the gravel every week. the filter in there seems to be doing a good job but could maybe do with something a bit more.....
any thoughts? :roll:

joeshmoe 09-18-2006 03:41 PM

dont use a undergravel filter they get cloged and you have to take a part the tank. power fliters are good

fiona 09-18-2006 03:42 PM

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
whats a power filter???????
:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

joeshmoe 09-18-2006 03:43 PM

just a filter that hangs on to the side of the tank

Lauri 09-18-2006 03:44 PM

What type of filter do you have now?
What size is your tank?

fiona 09-18-2006 03:48 PM

ah that sound good!! :D
at he moment its just the standard filter that was in the tank when i brought it. dunno what you call it, the water is sucked up one pipe, pushed through the sponge and stones then falls back in the tank, if ya get what i mean?!?!?!?
the tank is about 55 us gallons.

Lauri 09-18-2006 03:54 PM

I have a 55us gallon and I run two whisper power filters (they hang on the back) 330gallons per hour each.

But you should only need one I use two due to the type of fish I have.

As suggested above I would stay away from the undergravel.

If your not happy with your filter you could also go with a canister filter which sits under your tank inside the stand..

fiona 09-18-2006 03:56 PM

again you'll have to tell me about that filter 2!!!!! where i got my tank from where no help and didnt tell me any of this sort of thing (hence i dont go there any more!!! :wink: )

Lauri 09-18-2006 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fiona
again you'll have to tell me about that filter 2!!!!! where i got my tank from where no help and didnt tell me any of this sort of thing (hence i dont go there any more!!! :wink: )

Are you having a problem with your current filter?
If not I wouldnt worry about getting a new one. My OH can explain the canister filter better than I. You could also do a google search for Rena canister filters and get all the info you need on them.

fiona 09-18-2006 04:11 PM

yeah i'll do that. my filter is working but (dunno if you've look my post about my water) the water is just no where as clear as it used to be. i have changed the filter sponge so it cant be that. just thought that praps a stronger filter might be better at keeping the water crystal clear again!!!


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