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Old 25-02-2005, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Which is better - Internal filter or HOB?

Now that I'm done with the substrate
(http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=170787)
, I'm going to put in a filter.

I've bought an internal filter, but onli to find that it's too big for my tank (too high). Mine is a standard 2ft tank. I intend to have a low demand light planted tank, without co2 and for keeping mainly shrimps.

This is the filter I bought;

but the flow rate (450l/hr) seems too high for shrimps which I read again and should be not more than 200l/hr.

Is there any good internal filter to recommend that is suitable for such application? Any idea what's the price like?

Also is an internal filter better or HOB better for such purpose?

Sorri for asking so many questions, thank you.
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Old 25-02-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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IMO, i think u should go for a hang on filter...

try the dolphin brand of hang on... very quiet and good... design is quite ok as well...
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Old 26-02-2005, 01:19 AM   #3
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IMHO... if just keep shrimps without other fauna, it is not necessary to have any filter.. you may wanna use floating plants to absorb the excess nutrients.

But again... i maybe wrong.. : )
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Old 26-02-2005, 01:46 AM   #4
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I am using both for my 1.2ft shrimp tank..........

Internal sponge filter and HOB.......
How big is your tank ,,,



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Now that I'm done with the substrate
(http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=170787)
, I'm going to put in a filter.

I've bought an internal filter, but onli to find that it's too big for my tank (too high). Mine is a standard 2ft tank. I intend to have a low demand light planted tank, without co2 and for keeping mainly shrimps.

This is the filter I bought;

but the flow rate (450l/hr) seems too high for shrimps which I read again and should be not more than 200l/hr.

Is there any good internal filter to recommend that is suitable for such application? Any idea what's the price like?

Also is an internal filter better or HOB better for such purpose?

Sorri for asking so many questions, thank you.
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Old 26-02-2005, 04:38 AM   #5
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its recommended tat u use a sponge filter if its a shrimp tank

u dun wan ur shrimplets to get sucked into your filter do u?

however, u can use wool to cover the inlet of your internal filter or HOT as a prevention measure
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Old 26-02-2005, 05:19 AM   #6
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If it's for a low tech non co2 planted tank, I'll go for a HOB as it free up more space internally and looks nicer, as well as easier for maintenance. But if its for one with co2 injection, internal filter may be the better choice among the 2 as HOB may cause lost of co2 due to more surface aggitation created.
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Old 26-02-2005, 08:55 AM   #7
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Try using spond filter or no filter.
For my 2ft shimp tank. i just use an air pamp for circulation of water.
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Old 26-02-2005, 11:19 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. I'll try out the HOB.
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