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Filter/Heater recommendation 60l

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    Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭ KilOit


    Hi,
    I have a fish tank a few years and am using a Juwel Bioflow ONE, great pump and all but an issue i have is I've lost 3 honey gourami to it by them squeezing in behind it and getting trapped. It's very poorly designed having a large flat surface stuck to the the glass with suction cups.
    I'm thinking of just hiding the heater in one of the ornaments and buying a separate narrow filter for a 60l tank.


Comments



  • Stick a bit of filter foam to the back which will stop them from going in behind it.




  • You could use a sponge air filter using either an air pump or a power head




  • I'm gonna hijack this thread instead of starting a new one. I've a similar size tank and am looking for recommendations for an external/cannister filter. I've only ever used internal filters but I'm planning an overhaul for my tank to a more iwagumi style and I don't think the internal would suit it at all.




  • I'm gonna hijack this thread instead of starting a new one. I've a similar size tank and am looking for recommendations for an external/cannister filter. I've only ever used internal filters but I'm planning an overhaul for my tank to a more iwagumi style and I don't think the internal would suit it at all.

    Fluval 207 is an excellent external filter which is very quiet and easy to maintain




  • Fluval 207 is an excellent external filter which is very quiet and easy to maintain

    Thanks for the recommendation. From looking at the 207 I think it might be a bit too powerful but the 107 looks about right.
    Whats the best way to transition the filters? Should I run the external alongside my internal until it has enough bio material of its own or should I just cut off a piece of sponge from my internal and put it in the external?


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  • If it was me I would run both filters

    When initially adding the new filter give your sponges in your internal filter a small squeeze in the aquarium which should then seed your new filter sponges in the external filter. I would do that for 2 or 3 weeks and then remove the internal filter.


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