need cheap solution 10gal external filter.

ollyaaa
  • #1
Hi

Whats the cheapest way of filtering a 10gal tank please.

I don't want to use an internal one as I don't want a current in the water.

CLUELESS!

please help ty
 
jsalemi
  • #2
A hang-on-the-back filter would be fine, either the AquaClear or Penguin models. You can get one big enough for a 10 gallon for under $30, cheaper if you get it online.
 
ollyaaa
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
thanks a lot!

Ill try to find this product in the uk.

(I live in england)

How does this filter work exactly?



would I need to get anything else on top of that?
 
ollyaaa
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
I don't really want a current in the tank
 
ollyaaa
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
thiis one looks good
 
jsalemi
  • #6
thanks a lot!

How does this filter work exactly?



would I need to get anything else on top of that?

Yes; that's just a power head -- it gives more power to an undergravel or non-powered in-tank filter than an external air pump does. It's not a filter in and of itself.

thiis one looks good

Yea, that's similar to the ones I mentioned (actually, looks more like the Tetra Whisper line, which are ok). Any filter will give you some current in the tank, as the water has to come out somewhere. The HOBs do it across the surface of the water, and the amount is governed by the size of the filter itself. Undergravel filters probably have the least current if you power them with an airpump and airstone -- the only current is from the air bubbles coming out of the tube. But UG filters have their own drawbacks, so a proper size HOB filters is probably your best compromise.
 
ollyaaa
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
IT appears not many places in the uk stock these style filters
 
jsalemi
  • #8
Surprising -- they're probably the most popular style of filters here in the US. What's big there -- UG filters? Or mainly canister types?
 
ollyaaa
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
yo!

I read these were not so popular this side of the pond.

It seems the most popular here is internet fluvial type ones, or canister which appear to cost a fortune.

I have the Fluvial 1 and 4, for different tanks, but they really look bad IMO.

Ill keep searching, thanks for your help again
 
ollyaaa
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I think I'm going to have to go for undergravel.
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

  • Locked
Replies
7
Views
277
Nefersmum
  • Locked
  • Question
Replies
10
Views
329
ScottyNPT
Replies
22
Views
327
ikcdab
Replies
7
Views
375
Amberk9
Replies
7
Views
419
vyrille
Top Bottom