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Best Filter

12 years 2 weeks ago #17399 by
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It's what you would treat your fish to. A mechanical or a chemical.  Which do you use the most it is your opinoin, budget doesn't matter.  Is a sponge better than a trickle, or what ever filters you use.  It is vague, but there is no other way to word it than which filter do you think helps fish and plants the most over all from a 20G to a 125G?  It is a little confussing though.

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12 years 2 weeks ago #17379 by redzebra24
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You would need filters on fry tanks and breeding tanks. What is frequent is a matter of opinion. I think frequent water changes are 3 times a week, some think they are once a week. In the case where Ric Perez has an automatic water change system in his fishroom. In that case you are right, you don't need filters on your tanks. What Jack Wattley said is probably right for most discus operations which have automatic water change systems running 24 hours a day but it is not the case for most hobbiests.

I still think your question is very vague. If budget is no issue then the answer is wetdry systems, but why get a wet dry for a 10 gallon, a 20 gallon or even a 30 gallon when a hang on back will do a great job in most cases. I have had 55 gallons in the past with sponge filters and nothing else, 55s with canister filters and they all work great.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #16981 by
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Budget doesn't matter it's more of the quality of the Filter, not the tank you put it in.

Jack Wattley once said," You don't need filters when you do water changes frequantly."
So you don't need one in a fry tank or breeding tank either.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #16964 by redzebra24
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Nothing is just "the best". I personally do not use sponges for my fry currently, its all a matter of the set up or set ups you have. What are you trying to do, what size tank, and whats your budget?

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12 years 3 weeks ago #16963 by nuth88
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Open Ended Question~

What are you using if for? What is your budget?

I used HOB Emps and AC110's until I got Ehiem(s), Then Sold the Ehiem's for my Wey-Dry, now using a Powerhead With Attachment packed with Ammo-Carb (Polishing, Mechanical, Water Flow) and a Wet-Dry (Bio - Flow).

Too Many Variables to answer......LOL!

Nuthman~

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"I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself."

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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12 years 1 month ago #16678 by
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Which Filter is the best choice for fish.  I know you use Sponges for your fry.  Mechanicals, Wet/Dry, and Chemicals are used for Show Tanks.  There are probably even others I don't know about too.

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