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Old 02-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #31 
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Right now i am using an aqua-tech 5-15, is that okay or should i upgrade?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #32 
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Right now i am using an aqua-tech 5-15, is that okay or should i upgrade?
I just checked the online calculator for your setup, you look like you don't have enough filtration with that unit. Instead of replacing it, you could supplement it with a small secondary filter, or a second filter of the same type for convenience. You can never have too much filtration, but you can have not enough.

Until you have a chance to get a second filter, i would recommend you do 2 20% water changes week to help offset the light filtration.
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or can i just upgrade to the 20 gallon one instead?
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or can i just upgrade to the 20 gallon one instead?
Sure, that would be fine. But I don't think you're that far under-filtered. If you already have an existing air pump, getting an old school box filter or a small sponge filter might be all you need, and this way you can still use the filter you have. According to aqdvisior, your filtration is only about 10% less than where it should be and I find their numbers to be conservative.
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Thanks for the help!
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