quick question about under gravel filters

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by kaitlin4599, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. k

    kaitlin4599 Valued Member Member

    ok i have a friend who has a 10 gallon hexagon aquarium shes had it for a good 6 months and she recommended i buy an under gravel filter for my new 10 gallon tank to use along side my HOB what i want to know is should i get an under gravel filter or no im still cycling the tank theres no fish in it yet she swears by her under gravel filter and TBH her water always looks clear if it matters my HOB is an eclipse penguin 75
     
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  3. J

    JakesAquarium New Member Member

    I personally am not keen on under gravel filter like Aquarist said some people really like them but the fish waste doesnt get filtered very well and seems to just be hidden.

    Hope it helps :)

    Jake
     
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  4. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    UGF work fine. Just unsightly in my opinion. If you have a HOB filter there is no need for one though. I would just stick with what you have.



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  5. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    I'm a big fan of UGs used properly, although I don't have one in use because all the other options are far easier.

    As for waste staying in the system... I take it you're not a fan of any filtration, because all types trap the waste in the system until you clean the filter. In this respect a UG is exactly the same as an internal or external or hob.

    Gravel is very easy to keep clean with a gravel cleaner.

    But I agree with BDpups... Don't bother, for a beginner it's just making extra work for yourself.
     




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