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Old 08-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #1 
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Whisper filters and sand

I got a free 15 gallon tropical tank setup recently which included a Whisper Filter. I bought the aquarium sand sold at Petco because I read that is best for catfish (if I decided to add any). I just read on a Tetra webpage that you cannot use sand with this filter because it will clog it up and make it stop working.

Has anyone on here had success with Whisper filters and sand?
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:48 AM   #2 
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If I remember correctly, the tetra whisper filters are just regular HOB filters. In general sand isn't recommended with them because the device that pulls in water is at the bottom, and any sand that gets sucked in the filter will settle down in the impeller. This blocks it and prevents it from pulling in water. There is a simple fix to it: get a sponge filter. They are much gentler on betta fins and don't have the risk of getting jammed up by sand.

I have sand in a tank with an HOB and did find it jammed once. I have no clue how long it was like that. I'm lucky it didn't burn out the motor. I'm switching to a sponge filter in that tank rather soon to avoid this happening again.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #3 
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Thanks for the info. I'll look into sponge filters tomorrow.
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hey i was wondering if you need more info i found this link www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=111723
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