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  1. Attach UGF with a normal Mechanical filter?

    Aquarium Products Reviews
    Ok, I was looking filter in Petco website and i found an UnderGravelFilter, and i saw how it has a tube that goes up to where the airstone is in and I kept thinking that if it was possible to connect that tube to a machanical filter that sucks in the water insted of using the airstone to trap...
  2. Adding new filter intake/outtake, leave old lines till the new colonize?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 45g tank with about 14 fish. It's a relatively new tank, and about 4 weeks in. I haven't seen any spikes but keep it safe by checking my water every other day. Currently I have a penn-plax 1000 canister filter. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a premade intake /...
  3. live plants and filters

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    ive got a 20 gallon tank. new flourite substrate ( i didnt wash it when i put it in as i was advised by the fish guy i got it from that it takes out the nutrients and the plants will grow better without it being rinsed) the water was deep deep brown couldnt see thru it i left it with filters off...
  4. Fluval 405 vs aquaclear 110

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm looking to add filtration to my 160 gallon tank and I'm on a tight budget. Through my research, I've found that the fluval 405 cycles 340 gph and the aquaclear cycles 500 gph. That doesn't seem right though because I would obviously assume that the canister filter is more efficient. The...
  5. HOB or Canister for 20g?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a 20 gallon tall tank and I am planning on building a stand for it this weekend. The stand will be made to accomodate the filter so I would like to know what kind of filter would be best for my tank before I build the stand. This will be a heavily planted tank with some tetras and a...
  6. Ammonia Not Going Down

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I did the fishless cycle until it was ready. I first introduced 3 Platty. All levels stayed at 0. After a week I introduced 3 more Platty. All levels remained at zero at first. I took 1 Platty back to the store as he had become aggressive. The ammonia had gone up and that is why I believe it...
  7. no name canister filter on ebay... for a 55 gallon cichlid tank!

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    hello everyone i have a 55 gallon tank that is currently empty but i want to put African cichlids in it and i was told that since its gonna be a bit crowded i should over filter with like 800+gph so i was originally thinking 2 marineland emperor 400s but now i am thinking just one...
  8. 30 Gallon Tank - Canister Filter?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello :-) I have a 30 gallon (30" L X 15" W X 16" H) tank which currently holds 4 Yellow Lab cichlids. Now the problem I'm facing with this tank is that the water doesn't appear to be clear at all. It's quite murky. I was wondering if I should get a canister filter for this tank perhaps...
  9. Just got a brand new tank! Need filter suggestions :)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey, I got a 20 gallon tank for my goldfish but now the filter is no where near big enough to clean all of the tank regulary (it is a starter kit one). So i've decided to buy a new one but not sure what type to get (internal, external etc) Help :)
  10. Carbon Cartridge replacement without removing bacteria

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey, I've got a basic undergravel filter with carbon cartridges that the seller advisers i replace every 4 weeks. I have a 1 black moor so it's not exactly alot pressure on the filter to clean. I was wondering if i actually should replace them this often because they will soon harbour helpful...
  11. Cycling future cichlid tank...any red flags?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I bought a 50 gallon tank on craigslist, just planning on filling it with gouramis or something like that when the seller said that he recommended cichlids. It wasn't my plan to have cichlids as this is my first tank besides a betta and I've heard they are very sensitive with water quality...
  12. My filter is making SO MUCH noise; one fish died?! HELP PLEASE

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm super busy tonight and I came home from school to a dead Australian Rainbowfish and a really loud filter. I changed my filter and added more water into the tank but this didn't solve anything. The biowheel seemed to be moving somewhat slow. I took a cup and scooped water and poured it into...
  13. Marineland Magnum 350 Canister filter air pockets!!!

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello i purchased my filter about a month ago it is a major pain in the butt when i clean it i cannot figure out how to get the air pockets out of the canister help me plz!
  14. Vortex Diatom Filters

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am in the process of buiding a 55 gallon tank and was considering filtration and I came across the Votrex Diatom Filters. Does anyone have any experience with this filtration system it states it I can remove perasites (ICK). I am looking to have this as a 2nd filter and probabilly go with a...
  15. For Sale: Fluval 405 $150 OBO

    TFK Other Countries Classifieds
    I have a 3 year old, great working condition, Fluval 405 for sale. Getting rid of tank and don't need it. Located in Philadelphia, PA area. Willing to ship for a small fee.
  16. Enough Filtering for a 55g

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I've written a couple of times here about the 55 gallon tank I'm in the (slow) process of setting up. The tank was a free CL find and I have a new top rim on order from the LFS (the old one was missing the middle brace). In the mean time I've been scouring CL some more and today got my hands on...
  17. Would Airstones Harm My Fish?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi All I Am Wondering If Adding Airstones To The Aquarium Would Do Any Harm To The Fish I Have? I Am Using An Internal Bio Filter But Yet My Guppies Seem To Be Spending A Lot Of Time At The Top Of The Tank As If They Are Looking For Air. I Was Possibly Thinking Of Gettin Airstone Ornaments To...
  18. Best Sponges for DIY Sponge Filter?

    DIY Aquarium
    Hey! I just mad a little sponge filter with airline tubing and an airstone running directly into a sponge. I've had it running for two day in my 2.25 gal and it doesn't seem to be attracting ANYTHING. =/ I'm getting a little frustrated. My current sponge is an aquaclear foam filter insert for...
  19. Can you over filter

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi, Is it possible to over filter a tank, I'm thinking of upgrading from a fluval 205 to a 405. Cheers
  20. power heads and undergravel filters

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am starting up a 55 gallon tank, and am curious as to how an undergravel filter might work. I am going to have a powerhead running anyway, and figured I might give it a shot. I also plan on using a HOB filter. The more filtration the better, right! Does anyone use UG Filters anymore? Any...