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Lily
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PostPosted: 2011.03.17(Thu)6:44    Post subject: White Cloud Biotope Reply with quote

I want to set up a 60 litre tank 24 x 12 x 14.5h as a river tank, with fast flowing water. I don't think the filter that comes with the tank is much use for fast flowing, so I was wondering if my old Fluval U2 would be better.

If not which filter would you recommend Confused
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PostPosted: 2011.03.17(Thu)6:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a HOB filter rated for 2X the tank size and hang it on the side (as opposed to the back). This should also negate the need for a power head to create the faster water current you are looking for. Also IME, as a precaution it's a good idea to wrap a bit of filter sponge around the filter intake as the larger filter has stronger suction in a 15 gal. tank and fish tend to "rest" around it and can injure themselves without the sponge.
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PostPosted: 2011.03.22(Tue)20:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the Bio-Wheel H.O.B.s? They really create a nice,strong current and make a 'trickle' sound like a stream. Or are you looking for something more advanced?
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