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Old 22-10-14, 17:06
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Which filter for the breeding tanks?

Hi all, i am setting up some tank for breeding, now they are all 100l - 120l tanks. I want to have seperate filters for each tank. so that leaves and hangover of internal of small box or internal canister type.
Also for extra flow do you get a over size filter for a bigger turnover or say 5x times turnover and a power head for the extra flow.

Any advice welcome please.

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Old 23-10-14, 15:21
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Hi all,
If you want internal filters I'd go with the "Maxijet powerhead and koi sponge" combination from this post (and links). <http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/sho...jet#post121330>.

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Old 23-10-14, 18:57
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I am tired of reaching into the tank and cleaning sponges especially ones attach to power heads as they get clog really fast. Recently, a new product by Cobalt Aquatics has peaked my interest. It is a smaller canister filter that has a 210gal/hr flow rate and it fits my application. The interesting design allows the canister to be detached for service without shutting off the water flow. I got one in the mail to test on one tank.

Here is a youtube view introducing the product.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJPbIXoKwps
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Old 23-10-14, 22:09
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Hi all,
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I am tired of reaching into the tank and cleaning sponges especially ones attach to power heads as they get clog really fast
That is why I like a big PPI10 or PPI20 sponge block.
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I got one in the mail to test on one tank.
I'll be interested to see what you think.

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Old 24-10-14, 00:27
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While the sponge blocks don't clog as fast, they are even more difficult to clean. The only effective way to clean the sponge block is to beat it against a surface to try to 'knock loose' the crap that are trapped in there. I have experiment with soaking sponges in mild bleach to clean them. The bleach will 'dissolve' the waste in the sponge and then some, rendering the sponge not useable.

Just received the package. However, I will need to go to the local hardware store to buy more flexible tubing since the tank I plan to test with is on the top tier of a three-tier stand.

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I would go for the best of the best, Eheim 2215 or 2213 and not the cheaper stuff, trust me nothing beats Eheim if your budget permits this. Sponge filters I find to yucky and as they are in the tank will stir up all of the gunk. With the cannisters, at least you can keep the yucky stuff together which is easier for cleaning. good luck cheers jk
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Old 24-10-14, 13:32
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An idea i had was to use a basic internal filter, but on the outside on the intake to fit thin foam sheets, like the green pan scurbbies, these can easy be removed to be cleaned if, well, when they get blocked.
Also i was thinking to make my own from 100-15-mm UPVC pipe, then with a powerhead fitted in the top to draw water through the media, i basic internal really, but have the power head at a 800-1000lph to give the flow needed. I just need to find a large enough square pipe fir this, as biggest i can find is 63mm, not exactly big capacity and hard to clean out.

Thanks for the idea from you guys, i was thinking a lot would used small box or sponge, but a pain to keep clean.
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Old 24-10-14, 17:48
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I would still invest in an canister outside filter, so hassle free, especially when you are cleaning. cheers jk
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I never understand why anyone would like the Hamburg Mattenfilter which is basically a big piece of 'very hard to clean' foam block.

Eheim build quality is very good. The problem is no new innovation in the design concept to make the regular maintenance easier. Obviously if you only own one or two Eheim canister filter that is not a big deal. However, imagine the time it takes to clean a row of 10 canisters, the Cobalt canister design makes the job supper easy.

I love the idea that I can remove the canister and the pump still keeps the tank water circulating. I don't have to worry about unplugging it from the outlet. Only remove the canister for cleaning. As soon as I reconnect the canister, the flow directs back through the canister. As for built quality, only time will tell.
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Eheim the only way to go. It has had no design change since nearly 18years, so if on a good thing then stick to it. Canisters easier to clean, close all of the 4 taps and off you go. remove the canister then clean, then reconnect everything. turn power back on and off it goes. Top up the aquarium water with water and conditioner. cheers jk
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