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upgrading 10g to a 20g
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Mandy
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PostPosted: 2003.09.01(Mon)13:01    Post subject: upgrading 10g to a 20g Reply with quote

I might be upgrading my 10g for a 20g I have a few questions.

I have a 5-15g whisper filter, I will only have 2 kribs in the tank do I have to buy a new 20g filter? or will this do because of the small bio-load?
I also have a 5-15 whisper heater, will I have to buy another heater for the 20, in Oklahoma it doesn't get very cold (but they expect a cold winter this year Rolling Eyes ) and our house stays about 80~. but If I do need a new heater (which I was planning on doing anyway) I don't need it till a little later do I?

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PostPosted: 2003.09.01(Mon)17:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest getting the proper filter, even with the lower bioload. As far as the heater, if you house stays as warm as you keep the tank, you could wait some time. I would suggest making that time as short as possible.
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PostPosted: 2003.09.02(Tue)15:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input

My sister is going to take the whisper, and in exchange she's gonna buy me a new filter, But if the impellor (something like that) brakes within a year I have to buy a new whatever.

as for the heater I'll keep that one until in can save up enough money to go and buy one. after all I'll be draining my fish funds by buyng a new tank.

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PostPosted: 2003.09.03(Wed)10:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get a new impeller for most filters. Most parts are avaible, so if it work you might be able to repair it without breaking the bank.
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