Small Tank - External Filter And Heater

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Hi - I have been keeping tropical fish (dwarf puffer, ottos and harliquins) in a Biorb. I have recently bought a 45L Aradia Arc together with a Fulval U1 internal filter, heater and Co2 unit - I am setting up for a heavily planted tank.

I want to know, can I use an external filter and heater on such a small setup - I have looked around and couldn't find anythign designed for s small setup. Has anyone here tried this?
 

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just depends if it has a variable speed in it otherwise you might make a whirlpool in the tank and make your fish dizzy :D
 
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Ahh good point, hadn't thought of that.

Also - sorry of this is a really daft question - how does the water get to and from the filter, my tank doesn't have bulkheads, so do I dangle the hoses in the tank or is there a *proper* method?
 

ian

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have a look at these

http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium-filters/aquarium-external-filters/aquarium-external-filter-150-l-h.html

or these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RESUN-Cyclone-Mini-External-Filter-3W-200L-H-60L-CY-20-/180359416670?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item29fe424b5e
 

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I have ran a Tetratec EX700 on an Interpet 48ltr "fishbox" before, just turn the flow down a bit :good:
 

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I'd recommend the fluval 105. You can turn down the flow, but I've got it full pelt in my 30l and my Betta is fine.
 

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