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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 15:54

can anyone sugest a small hang-on-the-back adjustable filter that's gonna last at least a year?

it needs to be SMALL - preferably no more than 3cm wide
it needs to be ADJUSTABLE - i need a very slow current
it needs to LAST

anyone ever come across one?

i can get some smallish hang-on-the-back filters at my LFS, but those have a current that's too fast...
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Postby Surface » 2005-12-15 18:37

I use Aqua Clear filters, not sure if it may be too wide, i cant measure worth a dime & forget convirsions from cm. to in. And do you mean from tank to wall wide? But non the less, I have 3 of that brand and one of them is 4years old, ive never had any problems with them. They are easy to clean too. Oh, they come in mini's too. Hope this helps some.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 19:12

thanks!

those are the ones at my LFS... they're more or less perfect (3cm too wide, but not a big problem) appart from the fact that the outflow is too strong...

but thats the kind of thing i was looking for!
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Postby Surface » 2005-12-15 19:19

Sorry, hope you find what your lookin for. Good luck in your hunt.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-15 19:24

lol thanks :D
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-15 21:49

An eheim liberty perhaps?
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 08:58

seen that! dimentions are 5.25" x 4" x 7".... huge would be a very mild description!

realy, is there nothing out there that is very adjustable or can go at less then 300l/hour?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-12-16 12:19

Hmm - does it HAVE to be external? I have a really pants old sponge filter that will just keep going and going - I'll have to measure it though. You can see it in my pic of my bowl of Java moss.
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Postby Surface » 2005-12-16 12:27

What are you wanting such a slow current for? Betta? Just thought Id ask. :huh:
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 12:50

a biotope i'm thinking of doing... as the fish will be labyrinths (not bettas) there's no need for current & i want them to breed, so bubble nests must remain unbroken. it has to be a hang on the back or external & very small. internal won't do as the tank will NOT be full & the slow current is because i want to create a water fall with a slow "dripping/rain" effect
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Postby Surface » 2005-12-16 12:59

Ohhhhh, that helps me put a picture in my head of what your looking for. Hummmm, you may have to invent that type of filter yourself. Ill look for ideas when im at the store today.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 13:46

that's what i though.
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Postby saracen » 2005-12-16 14:43

You have got me stumped Kat.... All the ones that I have looked at would give more of a monsoon/hurricain feel than a gentle drip....

I had the same problem when I was looking for new filters for the betta tanks... everything would have blown the poor fish away in that space.

Good luck, i think you are going to need it!
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 15:04

thanks... i think i'll look at those Aqua Clears again and see if i can work with them...
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-16 16:45

KittyKat wrote: seen that! dimentions are 5.25" x 4" x 7".... huge would be a very mild description!

realy, is there nothing out there that is very adjustable or can go at less then 300l/hour?

Oh yeah, sorry, didn't look at dimensions, I've got catalogue in front of me, nothing else in it though that'd fit your descriptions.
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