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Old 07-18-2012, 10:03 AM   #1 
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Question non-hob filter suggestions?

I need a filter for a tank of baby trapdoor snails BUT HOB filters won't work as they will not fit over the rim of the storage bin. It's about 10-15 gallons of water but I'm thinking of getting maybe one for 30-40 gallons.

I though maybe sponge but do they only do biological filtration? I need something that will do mechanical and chemical as well. The water gets a nasty smell after a day or two. Maybe I need a bigger tub but there are only 15 small snails in it and according to aquavisor its not over stocked.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #2 
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If water flow isn't an issue look into a power head. They produce a lot of water movement but filter very well from what I've been told. People have begun to favor them over HOBs.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #3 
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In tank filters work well, I think. I have a Tetra Whisper 10i for my 10 gallon.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #4 
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I ended up getting a tetra 2-10 gallon filter. I think I should of gotten the 10-30 gallon one since snails poop alot but for now this will have to do.

I though powerheads just moved the water, I didnt know they filtered as well
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:30 AM   #5 
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You're right, they move the water. The person I was talking to said they make under gravel filters work better. Sorry for misleading info
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:47 AM   #6 
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Some power heads can have an attachment put on for taking small particles out after doing something, but all they so is circulate, you see them more in saltwater than freshwater as saltwater requires a lot of current.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:12 AM   #7 
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Try Quiet flow Aqueon Filter? I had this filter running for almost 6 months now and it did the good job at cleaning for my 10 gal & my tank is extremely clear! This filter was for 20 gallons. c:I have eleven fish in ten gallon tank o.o
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