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hang on the back filter

Postby griffithimage » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:43 pm

Hi, I'm running a 28 gallon fresh water tank and wanted to add probably about "30 inches" of fish. My hang on the back bio wheel filter came with the starter kit I purchased with the tank. Should I be concerned abut it handling a large bio load? I could easily add another on the back or I could get a canister. Any suggestions?
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Postby Wolfgirl » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:29 pm

Unfortunately, my suggestion would be not to add that much fish to the tank. :( ESPECIALLY not if you've only just started it up. You must add fish slowly; and in small tanks, it's best to understock.

Many fishkeepers have two filters running on each tank. That way, if one breaks or malfunctions, you don't lose your beneficial bacteria, and your tank is still filtered.

I'm not a big fan of HOTB filters, to be completely honest. We use external filters, like Fluvals. And the filters that our Juwel tanks originally came with as well.
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