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03-13-2014, 06:34 PM #1Member Molly
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Would a 600l/h filter be ridiculous for 8 gallon platy tank?
I have an 8 gallon platy tank with a 350l/h filter. I do regular water changes but will eventually have to leave my fish entirely alone for two weeks with an automatic feeder (I know it's not ideal, but I live with my parents and they will not allow anyone to have the keys to feed the fish). So, I want to get a powerful filter with a spraybar and build it's biological filter over a few months to avoid ammonia blooms.
If I point the spraybar towards the glass, it won't be too powerful, right? Is it likely to be noisy?
Also, this filter will be connected to a two-way adapter on the wall into one plug, with the heater, so I cannot risk any fire hazard. Is a filter this strong safe or is the fire risk considerably increased? Would it be safe to plug this and a 50 watt heater into one UK plug socket?
I don't fully understand electrical safety so this all worries me, as I have a towel under the tank.
Thanks so much :)
03-13-2014, 06:43 PM #2
That filter is a bit big for your tank and I would just stick with the current 350l/h filter.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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03-13-2014, 08:52 PM #3
A lot of those filters like you linked are noisy and unreliable. If it's even half of it's rated volume it's going to create a lot of flow.
I'd say stick in an eheim bio power if you got some money, an eheim pickup or superfish aqua-flow 200 if you're on a budget.