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orandagal
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Filter opinion
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:47:39 PM »

When I bought my aquarium kit (29 gallon) it included the Hagen Aqua-Clear filter. More is better (in some cases, right) and I'm thinking about possibly getting a bigger filter, but unsure if:

#1. I need to get a bigger one? - current one is to 30 gallon (150 gph)
#2. If you think I should go up, would you go up to 50 gallon (200 gph)
#3. Or go for the gusto and get 70 gallon (100-300 gph)

or should I leave well enough alone?

Opinions, comments welcome Smiley   
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scrivens345
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Re: Filter opinion
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 03:59:52 AM »

the rule of thumb is 5x tank-size foe tropical, 10x for goldies

so I should go for 300g/h
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orandagal
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Re: Filter opinion
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 11:06:40 AM »

Thanks Scrivens-ordered it yesterday from Amazon.com (best deal I found) and should be here within the next 2 weeks. Plan on moving all the media from my old one into it and fingers crossed there won't be any problems  Smiley I sure would hate to screw things up now, since everything seems to be ok at the moment.
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auntie Gilly
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Re: Filter opinion
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 07:18:06 PM »

I have no fancy filters or equipment.Being an old age pensioner---no spare money. Crotchet and Quaver my old goldfish are now well over twenty five.I filter the water with a small fountain pump which empties over a bit of the inside of a defunct pillow which is resting on a plastic plate rack over the tank. Because there is no food or pooh left in the water they stay perfectly happy.We have been friends for so long now I dont know who will go first. The man in my local fishy shop says that I must be doing something right but he is not sure of the beauty of the situation. I really believe that clean well balanced water and frequent conversations with the fish are the answer.Blessings on us all.
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