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Another filter question

Postby Davy Jones » Wed May 22, 2013 11:44 pm

Been a busy week for me, i've bought myself another tank! This has been on my most wanted list from day one and now I finally have one!!! I've got myself a Juwel Trigon 190. It comes with the standard Juwel filter built into a black case that sits in the tank, the heater also lives in here. The chap I bought it from was running this filter and an external one aswell.
Do I really need to run two filters on a tank this size? I'll be using my trusty Tetratec ex700 that has been doing a fine job on my current Juwel Rio 125, the filter should be fine on tanks up to 250l according to the manual so what would I gain from using two?

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Re: Another filter question

Postby Angel Fish » Fri May 24, 2013 8:59 am

I always run additional filters in my tanks for a couple of reasons:
1) If one breaks down, I have a back up.
2) If I buy a new tank, I have a filter cycled and ready to go.
3) If I have any sick fish that need to be separated and treated, I have a filter that can be used and then completely cleaned of any meds before going back into the main tank.

It's not essential to have an extra filter running, but having two also means you can slightly overstock your tank.
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Re: Another filter question

Postby Carylnz » Fri May 24, 2013 10:34 pm

I agree with Angel Fish and often have a spare filter running, tucked away in a corner. Can't comment on the ones you mention as I have no experience with them.

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Is it OK to run 2 filters? YES
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