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Old 05-30-2010, 07:23 PM   #1 
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I'm looking at getting a 20g long tank and dividing it. I have everything I need except the tank, gravel, and filter. What would be the best filter for this size tank? I was thinking about getting the same kind of filter that's in my 10g, but the downside of that one is the current. Can't really slow the flow with a plastic bottle either. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:36 PM   #2 
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Hmm, with a 20 long, you have about a million options for filtration. Since the tank is 36", I'd personally look at a very small canister filter, so you can take water in one end and output it at the other end, ensuring excellent circulation. You can also traditionally adjust the flow on them.

I have not tried this canister, or read many reviews (I will research if you're interested since researching equipment is a favorite pasttime,) but you might look at this little number:




http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/23234/product.web

Very inexpensive!

Ok, I'm going to go research it anyway, since I can't help myself, lol. Ok, here seems a good review thread.

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=488

I'm going to look at the mentioned ZooMed canisters, but I think they're a lot more expensive? We'll see...

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:08 PM   #3 
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Ok, for a few dollars more, the ZooMed 501 canister seems far superior. I like the internal media setup with the sponge first and the biological medium second. The tubing looks good, but you can buy longer if you need at a hardware store. Here's a great thread about this filter with lots of photos and tips:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...im-2211-a.html

Note, the Eheim brand is top-notch in quality, but very expensive in comparison, and the old style is a PITA to clean. I've had several...
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:19 AM   #4 
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Thanks for the info on these filters mfskarphedin, I'll definitly consider these as a possibility. :)
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:16 PM   #5 
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If it's a 20 long it should be 30" long, not 36"...

I have a Penguin bio wheel 150 or 200. It works really well, you might have to use a filter baffle though. I do have my PK in my 20 long (it's a community tank) and he doesn't mind the current but he doesn't have big fins and there's a lot of room to escape the current because it's not divided.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:02 AM   #6 
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>30"

Oops. Well, a tiny canister would still be a good option!
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