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PostSubject: breeding tank   Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:26 am

Can anybody help, I have taken my bristlenose pleco and babies out of my main tank and placed them in a small tank, i have put put a air stone in the tank but do i need a filter as i have been told it will suck up the babies, please advise??? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank   Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:49 am

Sounds like the tank hasn't been cycled.You definately need a filter and if i was you i would return them to the tank they came from until you have a fully cycled tank to use.How big is the tank?
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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank   Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:14 am

Bristlenoses wrote:
Sounds like the tank hasn't been cycled.You definately need a filter and if i was you i would return them to the tank they came from until you have a fully cycled tank to use.How big is the tank?
The tank is cycled that is fine it was just about the filter as i was told not to put one in as it will suck the babies up so would you recomend a filter???the tank is 20lt...
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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:40 am

Put a pre-filter on your filter, I have them on all my filters, from the hang on the back type to the canister filters, this will prevent the fry from being sucked into the filter. I also have a sponge filter in each tank also which is powered by the air pump. I used to use the foam from an aquaclear as a prefilter but that clogged up every two days so I went to a prefilter that was made of coarser foam and I only clean it every two weeks now.
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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank   Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:36 pm

hlee72ca wrote:
Put a pre-filter on your filter, I have them on all my filters, from the hang on the back type to the canister filters, this will prevent the fry from being sucked into the filter. I also have a sponge filter in each tank also which is powered by the air pump. I used to use the foam from an aquaclear as a prefilter but that clogged up every two days so I went to a prefilter that was made of coarser foam and I only clean it every two weeks now.
ok i got a mini filter which seems to be fine, thanks for all your help.....
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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank   Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:23 pm

20 ltrs will be way too small in a matter of weeks. you will be needing to do daily 50% changes to keep the water ok, get the little fellas a bigger tank Smile

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