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Water Current - 2 Aquaclear Mini's On 15gallon


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i'm planning on getting some bubble-eyes.

I was wondering will 2 aquaclear Mini's on a 15 gallon be too strong

for them??

1 aquaclear MINI filters 100gallons per/hour

i'm not worried about the intake - i have covered it with a sponge.

I'm just worried that the waterfall may produce too much current ??

what do u think??

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I think you should go for it. The outflow from 2 mini's is quite mild and it'll be just over what's optimal for your tank - especially if you want 10x the gph.... You'll have an extra 50gph to make them even happier :D

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Well, an auquclear mini is strong enough for a tank up to 20 gallons. I have one on my ten gallon, and it does a great job! I would be kind of worried that the suction may be too strong for their bubble eyes. I wouldn't want their bubbles to get stuck to the filter or anything...

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Besides the suction, there is also the worry that bubble eyes are not as strong of swimmers than most other goldfish. The bubbles are a big part of that problem, especially if they are bigger. They can't swim against a strong current all that long, so if you go for 2 of the minis, make sure there is some sort of hiding spot in the tank.

A pair of bigger rocks, a few silk plants, even a terra cotta pot laid on its side will give excellent oportunity for your bubble eye to rest up quietly.... :)

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To a degree, yes, but it only goes so low. Might not be low enough for a bubble eye, though... :unsure:

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