[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: NFC: Filter types

Hey Nickel.
There are a lot of different filter types, and you have to choose the best
one for yourself, based on a lot of different things.  First of these is
typically budget.  Next, is the type of fish you want to keep in the tank.
For instance, I wouldn't use a sponge filter on a tank full of big fish,
like sunnies.  Conversely, I wouldn't use a canister filter on a tank full
of small killies.  

Sponge filters, believe it or don't, are one of the best biological and
mechanical filters out there, especially for their size and costs.  For
most fish keeping purposes, they make a great secondary filter.  They're
perfectly suited to quaranteen, breeding, and treatment tanks.  

Joshua L. Wiegert
NFC Lists Administrator                          JLW at pi_dune.net
www.geocities.com/RainForest/Jungle/1680/        owner-nfc at actwin_com
ICQ 69551951                                     AIM UID: Etheosoma
Feel free to contact me by any of the above means for any reason.
   tIqDaq HoSna' tu'lu'           nIteb Qob quD jup 'e' chaw'be' SuvwI'
NFC Lists include the main 'NFC' list, 'NFC-Digest,' 'NFCBreeders,'  the
Fish Wish List (FWL), AdoptATank, NFCPonds, and BPEzine.   To subscribe 
to any of these, e-mail Majordomo at actwin_com with the command subscribe
<listname>.  To unsubscribe, use the command unsubscribe <list>.  Help 
returns a list of other commands, or feel free to contact me at 
Owner-NFC at actwin_com.  All lists are @actwin.com. Come join us and chat 
about our native fishes, or visit http://www.nativefish.org!

On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, nickel55 wrote:

> Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 22:58:19 -0500
> From: nickel55 <nickel55 at worldnet_att.net>
> Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: NFC: Filter types
>                                      Here is another filter question, of all the different types of filters what do most of you people use out there. Power, under gravel, sponge, etc.  Also do those sponge filters really work?
>                                                                                         nickel55

Follow-Ups: References: