Switching Over To A Box/corner Filter

TylerFerretLord

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Well, having a HOB filter in a shrimp tank is a massive pain in the <insert bodypart>. I have to keep a sponge over the intake to keep them from being shredded by the impeller, but they crawl all over it and in it so when I clean it I have to pick nearly 50 shrimp out of the bucket each time. So I'm going to switch over to one of those box filters, the type you attach an airline to.

I'm just worried about a possible ammonia spike. I plan to put all of the ceramic media from the HOB into the box filter, but I can't possibly fit my sponges in it.

Do you think I may have an ammonia spike from switching filters?
 

rabbut

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Unlikely, but possible. Shrimp produce little waste, so as long as you can get most of the media into the box filter, you should not get any visible spikes :good:
 

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I would expect a filter running all of the ceramic media from a HOB to be enough for most of the original stocking in the tank. Any small mismatch should be corrected by the bacteria growing the first day or two.
 

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