I'm wanting to upgrade my filter, I'll be getting a 30 gallon tank soon, and I plan on having a big community, for the fish I want, I'll be find with a 30 gallon, but a 30 gallon filter will not do. I need at least one or two filters that works for about 50 gallons.
Right now, I switched from a filter from Petcentera (a store that doesn't exist anymore, but was unopened when got my 10 gallon from kijiji), to a Whisper 2-10i.
I do kinda like having an internal filter, this is my first time using one, I've heard of under gravel filters, filter sponges, lots of different ones.
Does anyone have their preference? And why? Is there any that you might suggest that I use?
I prefer either Aqua-Clear which comes in many sizes and uses sponge filtration instead of throw away ones, very reliable and long lasting and also the Marineland Bio-Wheel filter which also comes in many sizes but has the additional bio-wheel, which i feel is a great advantage by, if nothing else helping add oxygen to your water. The cartridges for the Marineland are very good and all come pre-charged with carbon.
Everybody loves their AquaClears.
This is a nice line of internals with fair-sized media. Aquarium Internal Filter IF-202
Sponge filters are a good way to increase volume for cycling bacteria. Also to add oxygen.
Undergravel filters are obsolete technology. Any number of modern filters is superior -- and requires less maintenance.
May I ask why you're planning to, apparently, overstock the tank?
If you are overfiltering I would recommend keeping what you have and adding another type, I use mostly sponge filters in my tanks. They add lots of bacteria to process the extra ammonia you fish will produce. Plus do more water changes, 50% a week is a good start, do it more often if you can.
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