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Old 08-09-2010, 07:53 PM   #1 
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What sort of filter to get?

Hi I have recently brought a new tank for my betta.

At the moment I have a 20L / 5G tank and Ive just brought a 60L / 16G, 2ft tank and I am not sure that the filter I have brought is the right one.

I brought a Blue Planet, Tank Maid, Filter Pro 700.
It just has a sachet of carbon and 2 sponges in it.
As I dont want to go thru the whole cycling process again, would I be able to swap some of my media with my current filter?

My filter currently has carbon, wool, bio balls and noodles.

I am unable to have one that hangs on the side as my new tank has a hood, so it needs to be a submersable one. I also dont want a canister one either.

If someone has a better suggestion, please let me know.

Also I havent set it up yet as I am still painting a varnishing the stand and hood.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:41 AM   #2 
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One bit of info that would help would be what sort of fish you plan to keep in this new tank of yours.

Generally speaking however, you won't need a canister for a 16g tank. It's pretty much overkill. The hang on back filters are my go-to for tanks of that sort of size and you may be able to cut a section out of the top of your hood to get one to work depending on what kind of hood it is. Submersible wise though, a good sized sponge filter will do just fine on a tank that size.

Hope that helped some.
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