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  1. General Freshwater Discussion
    Hey folks, Has anyone used expanded clay pellets/pebbles in their tanks for biological filtration and if so does it work? I'm talking about the type of pellets used for soilless planting in hydroponics, etc. like this https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/odla-growing-media-clay-pellets-50288546/. I...
  2. Beginner's Circle
    Hey, What do you guys do with your filters when you get baby fish in the tank? I have an Aquaclear filter and the holes in the tube are big enough that I'm concerned babies might get sucked up. I have a small mesh container for keeping violent fish separate, and I was thinking of putting that...
  3. General Freshwater Discussion
    I currently have an empty 25g that I plan to make a community tank and am looking to purchase a 55-75g aquarium in the very near future for cichlids, but I only have 2 aquaclear 110 HOB filters. Would putting one on each of the tanks be enough filtration, or should I invest in buying another...
  4. Hardware and Dry Goods
    ~1 kilo of New Brunswick peat. I bought it a while ago from Vern Archer (discus breeder) and only used a small portion... this stuff is free of any additives and safe for aquarium use. Not keeping discus anymore and do not have a need for the peat so giving it away at no charge - pick up near...
  5. Beginner's Circle
    This has probably already been asked, but a search for "food+tank+clean" didn't yield any results that answered my question. I noticed that whenever I feed my fish, there are flakes flying throughout the tank and a good portion is getting sucked into the filtration system. Is there anything I...
  6. Equipment
    I've been Googling for hours, and can't seem to find what will fit my needs. I'm looking for a complete pond filtration system (for my turtles). At first I thought I'd go with a DIY skippy filter but I'm struggling with a tight schedule, so that doesn't look like it's going to happen. I'm...
  7. Equipment
    I've been away from the hobby for 20 odd years and recently got back in. While I was gone sponge filters came along. I have 5 tanks set up from 45 to 75 gallons plus 3 5 to 10 gallon fry tanks. On the large tanks I have cannister filters. The 3 small tanks just have dual sponge filters with...
  8. Equipment
    Hi everyone,, i'm wondering if anyone else experiences issues with their Aquaclears if the power goes out. i'm running about 10 of these now. 300/70 x 5, 200/50 x 3 & 500/110's x 2 Once the power goes out all the water reverse syphons back out the intake and then my filters will not start...
  9. Sold / Expired
    I have a Mag 5 for sale Have used it for 4 mths in my sump, no issues at all Reason for selling is that I replumbed by set up so no longer needed the 2nd pump Pickup is available in Mississauga or Tottenham Looking for $40.00, however will accept trades for saltwater livestock Let me know
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