bio filter for 10 gal?

inari

Member
For those of you who don't know who I am, I have a 10 gallon tank with 5 cories, 1 oto, 1 HUGE bamboo shrimp, 1 bristlenose pleco and one ghost shrimp, and betta in there. I was wondering if you a Bio-wheel would be adventageous to my tank. It is planted and I do have an air stone. Wouldn't the extra oxygenated water help everyone out in the tank? I mean I know that plants take in CO2, but in theory couldn't I also support a higher bio load, with it? Just thinking, in case I get another few fish or some sort for some reason or another lol. anyway people keep telling me that they are amazed at the bio load I have, a friend of mine who has been keep fish, probably longer than I've been alive, said that it is still a pretty small load what do you guys think of the bio load? wow a bit more that I had thought i'd put into this ****

~Inari
 

Butterfly

Member
Sorry InarI but your tank is full and will be more than full when the bristlenose gets grown. A bio-wheel might help better support the bioload you have now but it won't allow you to add more fish. Right now you have in adult size (remember when stocking a tank to figure adult sizes)
3 speckled corys = 6 inches
2 pandas corys = 4 inches
1 albino bristlenose=5-6 inches
1 oto =2 inches
1 betta = 3 inches
Total adult inches =20 inches of fish
The shrimp don't add enough of a bioload to even count unless their are an awfully lot of them.
The bristlenose is a real poop machine. The tank sounds really pretty but I wouldn't add anything more to it.
The bristlenose is a good excuse to get another tank and give his other bottom dwelling friends more room( you know any excuse to get another tank )
Carol
 
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inari

Member
I was told that the current size I have in my tank is about right, I wish I could get a 20 or 30 gallon but MSU would kinda frown on it and its would be a *********** pain to move around. so once I get settled down somewhere I'll probably get a mosnterously huge tank that I can stock well, I saw one that I like at petsmart with a stand for about 900 usd a bit much for a college student now isn't it

also back on subject, where can I find a 10 gallon bio-wheel??

~Inari
 

Butterfly

Member
Depends on what kind of filter you have if you want to add one. I believe whisper makes filters for 10G tanks with a bio-wheel.
Carol
 
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inari

Member
Really?!??! I have a whisper waterfall filter and I hate it I don't feel that it gives me the amount of oxygen I would like. I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can get one....

thanx

~inari
 

Butterfly

Member
Just doing some fast searches and found this, but the smallest is for a twenty gallon.
Carol
 
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inari

Member
I think I saw one at wal-mart or petsmart they are in the same area so I can't remeber....however petco doesn't have stuff like that...so I will probably check them out when I get some cash thanx

~inari
 

atmmachine816

Member
Do you mean like a penguin bio-wheel filter, they are very good and I love mine, if that's what you mean most petstores have them for 20-25$ for 100gph one's and I can tell you how to make easy filters for them too?
 
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inari

Member
is that for a 10 gallon?? And easy and cheap filters sweetness I'll bite onto this hook
 

atmmachine816

Member
Ya penguin bio-wheel 100. Gives you 100 gph with three stage filteration though I only use two. The bio wheel works amazingly for cleaning your water. I have never had cloudy or yucky looking water. By me it's 25$ at regular store though you could get it at a farther away for 20$ and cheaper on sale. All I use is filter fiber and stuff some in the back of my area where you put filters and it takes out so much junk and it's really cheap.
 
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inari

Member
I'm looking around my area right now. I thought I saw one at Wal-Mart, I still need to look there to double check lol anyway thanx

~Inari
 

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