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    I currently have the stock filter Power Whisper 10 that came with my tank. I was wondering what would provide better filtration on a small budget.

    Would it be possible to just buy a bigger power filter like one for a 30g to turn the water over more or would it create too much current or trap fish on the intake or something?

    Or could I add something to the one I have to make it better? I remember reading something about fluvel sponges but can't find the post.
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    30 seems really strong. You maybe could try a 15 or 20. that might work. I'm not really sure though
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    I would go with an Aquaclear 50 (even though an AC 30 would do the trick). They aren't that expensive, filter media is cheap and easy to find. There is only about a $10 price difference between the AC 30 and 50, so might as well go one number higher, more filteration is better.

    I'm running a 50 on one of my 10g's and the current/flow is fine. I'm also running the AC 110 on my 29g with no issues what so ever.
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    try a OSCAR mini canister filter for up to 20g. i have one, and it has good flow. it comes with a spraybar and the canister itself can sit on the floor or hang on the tank, and its the size of a softball

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    try a OSCAR mini canister filter for up to 20g. i have one, and it has good flow. it comes with a spraybar and the canister itself can sit on the floor or hang on the tank, and its the size of a softball
    Nice. Saw one of those a Petcetera, but was skeptikal about it (as I am with most of their stuff), but I wouldn't mind trying one out. Could you post some pics?
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    i can try to get pics tomorrow, i lent my camera to someone today. i got mine at a warehouse for 30$. it's a good filter

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    Alizee, How's the Aquaclear as far as noise?
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    i have a whisper 60 on my 10g but i don't turn up more than half way. it's also got 3 small mbunas in it.
    55 gal lightly planted mbuna

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergo
    i have a whisper 60 on my 10g but i don't turn up more than half way. it's also got 3 small mbunas in it.
    Hmmm, I wonder if I should just go with a bigger whisper. I know they're quiet and I already have the filters.
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    i had to modify the light canopy to get to fit but it wasn't a big deal. hell, it looks like it belongs on there and i have plenty of filtration for my rowdy little friends.
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