Best filter for tiny tank

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Hi I have a 30 litre aquarium for 2 pipefish. I need to maintain a constant copepod population. So I need a filter that;
1 won’t cause flow to be too powerful for the pipefish.
2 not suck in all the copepods or fish fry
3 Filter well enough to maintain clean water for the pipefish and prevent deadspots.
Any idea for this challenge?


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Reply #1

Sponge filter on an air pump would be my best guess at it

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Reply #2

I use a dcs1200 on my nano, with copepods I have 3 jars that I culture them in.
No air pump or anything fancy, just add a drop of phyto to just add a tinge to the water and just add another drop once water goes clear, the copepods in jars are constantly multiplying and I just pour some into the tank every 2-3 days, which seems fine for my pipefish as always see them picking the pods of the glass.

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Reply #3

I’ve gone with the Tidal 35 HOB will let you know how if it goes


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Reply #4

Those are awesome little filters, had one on my 85L nano for a while.
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Reply #5

Eheim do a small internal filter that works well , you can have all three compartments or just one , use sponge and media or just sponge comes with built in power head which has adjustable flow from next to nothing to full on and it’s reasonable ,
Think it’s called eheim biopower they do different sizes ,
Good reliable filter and easy to clean
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Think they’re about £40 - £45 range .
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Reply #7

My tank is 75 litres and I run a seachem tidal 110 and 35, tank runs great plus 2 rw4 wavemakers alternating

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