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Old 08-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #1 
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Filters for small tanks.

I have several crittetr keepers, 1.5 and 2.5 gallons and I was thinking of putting a small filter in one. I don't want something that requires a lot of maintenance or needs to be taken apart every time it needs cleaned. I don't want something where you have to cut open the cartridge and take old carbon out and put new in. Is there something that fits this criteria?
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:58 PM   #2 
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How about a DIY sponge filter? I think there is a how-to in the tfk forums...

Or this one? Just need an air pump.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:16 PM   #3 
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I made my own Sponge Filter using an AquaClear 30 gallon sponge refill, an air stone, an air pump, some tubing, and a gang valve. =] It worked pretty nicely didn't keep the water as clear as I'd have liked though.

That was just my experience though. =]

I've heard great things about the Azoo Palm. You could also try a pennplax small world filter, but you probably already knew that.

If you've used a small world filter, how was it? considering getting one for myself. =]
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:19 PM   #4 
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I've used the small world filters. Worked pretty well. I had two in my 6.6 gallon and didn't keep it cycled. But I'm sure it would be perfect in a 2 gallon. It's just a pain to buy replacements and/or pry it open to the carbon out and replace with sponge.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:37 AM   #5 
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I use the small Whisper filters ($10.00 or so.) I've been happy thus far.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:52 AM   #6 
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Thanks for the ideas everyone!
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:59 PM   #7 
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I got the Red Sea nano filter from Petco... Works well for me and I've had it for a while, I replace the filter media though with something that'll hold more good bacteria and it keeps all my water readings at zero...
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