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Re: [APD] 3 Things

On 2008-11-14T00:11:10, Caddy579 at aol_com wrote:
> So, I need to replace these 3 filters, in 3 29 gallon tanks. Can anyone 
> recommend a replacement? I'm looking for a couple of traits in a replacement.
> 1). Not too hard of a return flow so as not to be too hard on the plants.
> 2). I don't want something with a filter cartridge, both because they are 
> expensive and because they usually have charcoal built in and I don't want to 
> lose my trace elements. A slip on pad such as the Tetra Whisper Bio Pads is kinda 
> what I had in mind (They're relatively cheap).

Once you try a canister filter it hard considering anything else (media 
last a long time, and many do not use any cartridge).  That said I am 
not sure if that is a good solution with 3 tanks.

> 3). Something with a biological function, preferably with a sponge rather 
> than an expensive medium.

One of the better fish stores around here just use sponge filters in 
their tanks.  Might work well for you.

Allan Wind
Life Integrity, LLC

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