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  1. Question about filtration for shrimp tank

    Hello, I have a question about filtration for shrimp. I've been looking at some smaller kits to start a shrimp tank, and one that I've looked at is the Aqueon Evolve 8. It looks like the filter intake is near the top of the water level with no intake at a lower part of the aquarium. Is this...
  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. New Noisy Filter

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I just purchased a Bio Wheel filter for a new set up. It is a 350 model. It seems very loud. Lots of bubbling and burbling (if that's a word) noises. Is there a mod I can make to it to quiet that down without adversely affecting its performance? Should I have more water in the tank, (it is...
  4. Clean Your Intake Tubes

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a sort of ritual I got through when I clean my aquarium. Scrape the glass. Siphon out five gallons. Rinse intake strainer in the water. Dump it. Siphon out five more gallons. Clean filter pads. Dump it. Vacuum the sand and siphon five more gallons doing it. Dump it. I don't deviate much...