Small filters?

Postby KittyKat » 2007-01-09 12:16

I'm setting up again (yay!) so need to buy some new equipment... starting with a pair of filters. Only problem is that they need to be very small (about 4in high, 2 tall and 1 deep if possible). Since I haven't bought anything new in a while, I was wondering if anyone had anything/had heard of anything which fitted that description?
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Postby smiley » 2007-01-09 18:58

kat, i have a small filter i used to use in my gold fish tank.
its slightly bigger than what you are asking for, but it did work quite well, when i was using it
its 5 inch long, 1.5 inch deep and 1.5 across
its made by penn plax (i know, i never heard of it untill i got this filter), and i know that p@h sell them for around ?15( this includes a small air pump as well)

the only down side to them is you cant get to the filter media, which is a bit unusual-and not to mention anoying
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-01-09 19:19

Size-wise that's fine, but can't get at media? :S
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Postby smiley » 2007-01-09 19:44

lol ya thats what i thought.
it does seem to clean out quite well if you just rinse it through.

although thinking about it... ive had mine for a GOOD few years, so they might of re-vamped the idea, so you can get to the media, i dunno, worth a look.
edit:
thinking about it a bit more.... all you do is unclip the filter media 'holder' and replace it :mellow:
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found a wee bit of infomation for you
<a href='http://www.pennplax.com/Pages/Aqua.pages..../Aqua27F.html' target='_blank'>http://www.pennplax.com/Pages/Aqua.pages..../Aqua27F.html</a>
and its called small world pump and filter kit
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-01-09 20:09

Hmmmm... that would break the cycle though... what is the rate of flow for the filter?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-01-09 20:18

Well I'm looking at teeny tanks (or rather was a short while back, when considering another project) and discovered the Hang On Back AVHO140 - nice little filter, powerful, easy media, suitable for both fresh and salt.
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-01-09 20:21

Unfortunately I can't have a HOTB one or the ones I've already got would have been suitable!
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Postby smiley » 2007-01-09 20:50

could you bodge it, so it will use suckers to stick in side the tank ??
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-01-14 16:29

Well, I went to the L (horrid) FS yesterday and picked up an elite mini... I have come across people using them for Betta tanks with success, so I hope the flow will be gentle enough for my nano-tank...
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