Too, if you would be so kind, please complete as much of the Aquarium Profile Information that you can. This information will aid others with their responses.
Accessing the Profile...click on Forum Actions in the bar close to the top of the screen. In the drop down box, click on Edit Profile. Be sure to hit SAVE when you are done.
What size tank and what type of filter do you have? <---list in Profile too please.
Congrats on the new tank. I hope you enjoy the site.
hey thanks I'm had many tanks but I was like 15 and never really paid attention to that so thanks and iam going to update rright now
so what filter should I get was my quiestion because I don't know what fliter I got its been used before
Thanks for updating your Profile!
For filtration, it's recommended to have 8 to 10 x the tank volume for the gallons per hour (GPH). So for 10g's you're looking at a filter with a GPH of 100g's.
The more filtration the better as long as your fish are not being blown around the tank by the current.
I'm sure others will chime in with Brands of filtration before long.
I would suggest using an Aqua Clear 20 @ 100gph...link below:
You should be able to find one at a local fish store or chain pet store.
I would second Ken's recommendation for the aqua clear 20. Great filter, plenty of room for media and, as Ken pointed out, at 100 gph has the perfect turnover rate for that size tank. It also has and adjustable flow feature which is nice. I won't post my link I found for one because Ken's has a better price.
Fosters and Smith are having an Aqua Clear Sale!
how about a rapid minI can will that be good
I have a fluval 106 on mine I made a 12 inch spray bar out of pvc for it distributes the power very nicely a betta could be comfortable in it... Mind you the filter is wide open and with stock duck bill it turned my tank into a whirlpool... till I cut the output by half and turned the output against the glass.
Over all I would say fluval 206 or 106 would be great for that size tank with 3 dollars in pvc and 2 suction cups to hold the bar to the glass I left it free hanging and that did work for a while but eventually the bar started falling off the fitting... I suppose I have other options for mounting but 1/2" pvc fits over the stock tubing perfectly...
For 10gal tanks I honestly love the aqueon filters, I tend to not use the cartridges and just use ceramic rings for them in mesh bags but they produce 100gph of flow and work very well. The other thing I really enjoy about these filters is that all the moving parts are in the tank so no worries about priming or flooding the floor if the pump breaks.