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Clab
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Filter
« on: June 20, 2010, 01:03:46 PM »

I want to show you my filter - and i must say i have grown very fond of it..
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Mindemae
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Re: Filter
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 01:06:43 PM »

Nice!  Yeah those canister filters and especially fluval they say are the best. Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Filter
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 01:13:55 PM »

But heavens, are they expensive! I've seen them around here for absolutely nothing less than 200. They're usually up to 400.
I'd be happy if I could afford one someday d:
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Re: Filter
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 01:24:41 PM »

yes but my size demands a big filter, and i gave about 100Euro for it. (132 $)
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Mindemae
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Re: Filter
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 01:37:42 PM »

Claus, that seems like a very good price.

Nossie,
Like with everything else you can always try to find a used one.  People are always upgrading to bigger and sometimes will sell their old canisters.   Smiley
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Re: Filter
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 02:02:56 PM »

For sure! Smiley I'll be looking around online and in that special little aquarium shop nearby Wink But I'll see how well it'll work with the pump that'll come with the tank itself Smiley I didn't get it yet because they couldn't find it, so I'd go there again sometime d:
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Katarine
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Re: Filter
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 07:24:02 PM »

yay! I love external filters. they just work better Tongue
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Mindemae
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Re: Filter
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 07:25:26 PM »

What kind do you have?
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Katarine
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Re: Filter
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 07:26:02 PM »

Marina. it came with the package Tongue
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Mindemae
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Re: Filter
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 07:29:06 PM »

I don't know what mine is...external or internal but the pump is inside the tank so I'm guess internal but it hangs on the side of the tank too. Cool
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Re: Filter
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 07:33:22 PM »

I think that would be external, cause mines the same way, the little suction bit is on the inside but the actual filter things are on the outside. Tongue
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Re: Filter
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2010, 07:27:08 AM »

We ordered an internal one for the new "old" tank, hope it comes soon.

Mindemae, you mentioned you clean your tanks with vinegar?
Is it safe for fishies? It would get rid of calcium build ups.
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Re: Filter
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2010, 10:17:25 AM »

I clean my tanks with vinegar when I tear down a tank.  It does get the hard water build up off the tanks.
It is safe for fish but it is acidic so you want to rinse it off then.  Too much vinegar of course in your water will alter the ph into being more acidic.  I have a friend who uses it in her tanks to lower her ph.  She says it works great!  However it is a completely natural cleaner with no harmful chemicals. Smiley
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Re: Filter
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2010, 01:28:13 PM »

BAKING SODA! I always forget baking soda works to raise pH to what is it...8.3?
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2010, 05:24:04 PM »

Thanks, of course I'll rinse it off, and this is good to get rid of that calcium stuff. THANK YOU Kiss
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Re: Filter
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2010, 07:16:31 AM »

Kat,
Right baking soda would raise ph, so making the water more alkaline.
Most water is naturally high enough tho for goldfish keeping. Smiley
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Re: Filter
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2010, 11:24:31 AM »

Yea Mine generally sits at a nice 7.4 Tongue thats the pH for blood, you know, too XD
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