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Filters for really clear, crisp water
I apologize if this is too frequent a question. I have read the KRIB and
several other sources, but would appreciate your advice, or links that will
be directly pertinent.
If I want really crisp, clean, clear water, what filter do you recommend? I
have a "Whisper 30" on my 20g, CO2, 2-3 w/g, planted tank w fairly high
fish load. This filter does not seem to cut it in terms of mechanical
filtration. I do have a System 2 for periodic diatom polishing. The
issue is more of removing debris particles on a constant basis. I would
think the options are:
1) Add a second hanging filter with just floss, sponge, etc such as a
Whisper or AquaClear
2) Add, or only use, a lower power canister like a Magnum HOT, etc
3) Add, or use only, a higher-end canister like a Eheim, or Fluval.
My nutrients, bacteria, etc seem basically fine. I have no significant green
water, algae, etc. I am doing 50% water change per week.
Again, I am looking the water clarity one gets after a water change to last
a lot longer. By mid week, mine is looking dirty again. I do not think I
Thanks once again for your help!