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Old 09-02-2018, 01:34 PM   #1
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Just bought a very powerful 15 watts air pump. I suspect if i use all 4 outlets with foam filter for a 4 feet tank, it will be enough filtration for keeping a pair of 8-10" cichlids very well.

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Just foam filter? Mechanical filtration maybe is ok. How about biological filtration?
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Just foam filter? Mechanical filtration maybe is ok. How about biological filtration?
I think there should be some from the foam. I am think of that since i change water maybe 2O% three times a week.
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cichlids are heavy bioloaders
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I think there should be some from the foam. I am think of that since i change water maybe 2O% three times a week.
Not really enough. If there is ammonia and nitrite then not ok.
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20" of fish? That's a really high bioload.

Try to DIY a moving bed using 2 1.5L PET drink bottles. Your air pump will come in handy.
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20" of fish? That's a really high bioload.

Try to DIY a moving bed using 2 1.5L PET drink bottles. Your air pump will come in handy.
Good idea of k1.
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20" of fish? That's a really high bioload.

Try to DIY a moving bed using 2 1.5L PET drink bottles. Your air pump will come in handy.
Not 2O fishes. One pair of adult cichlids.
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cichlids are heavy bioloaders
Just dun feed a lot
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Not 2O fishes. One pair of adult cichlids.
2x10" wor. Big and greedy creatures.
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