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If I were you I’d get something like an aqueon 20. I used that in my 10 gallon with 10 neons, 4 Cory cats, 2 snails, and a betta. I was doing about a 30-40% water change every week and had no problems.ruthvsreality said:Aqadvisor says it’s too low filtration capacity, but I have to change the water daily anyway (fish in cycle so hard :cries, so I’d rather not change it unless I absolutely have to.
9 tetras (5 neon, 4 silver tip), 1 Platy, and some shrimp
Can I use a penguin bio wheel filter without the wheel? It’s so loudIslandvic said:That is a lot of fish for a 10g.
What filter are you using now?
You probably want a filter rated for a 20g.
There are no industry consensus standards for ratings of filters, so most manufacturers overstate their filter's capacity
Thank you so so so much! I’ll take out the biowheel and use the cartridges for now (I have a ton of them that I took the carbon out of) and I’ll be sure to get some of those cool media ball things.Islandvic said:ruthvsreality , here is a LINK to a thread on the forum that may point you in the right direction for your filtration needs on the overstocked 10g.
You can definitely skip both the bio-wheel and the cartridges, by following some if the methods show in the DIY how-to thread I linked.