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Internal filter for quarantine tank
« on: July 05, 2011, 06:57:18 AM »

I signed up a few days ago and wish I'd done so much earlier! I'm also new to this goldfish caper but I love my fish mates and want what's best for them, so if someone can help with my question, I would appreciate it.

I have a sick fish in a 40 litre container and have made a temporary filter system, but I'm not entirely happy with it. What type of small, internal filter would people recommend? Or, has anyone constructed one? Cheers,  Huh
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Re: Internal filter for quarantine tank
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 03:09:18 PM »

For a 40 liter, keeping a goldfish in it, (even temporarily) I'd put a pretty powerful filter with adjustable flow. Since water quality is SO important especially if the fish are sick.
You will want a filter that pumps at least 400 liters/hour or more. The Fluval and Eheim filters are very good, compact, but with lots of power and space for biological filter media.
An undergravel filter would work too, but then you'd need gravel for it to be useful at all, and most people rather avoid putting gravel in their quarantine tanks.
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Re: Internal filter for quarantine tank
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 06:43:44 AM »

I made one with a water bottle and a sock but you have to run it your self. Undecided Though I don't use it any more.
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