View Full Version : is this filter too much?

01-21-2004, 09:34 PM
Hi I am new here and I am in the market for a new filter for my 20gal. aquarium. I was wondering if a Emperor 400 would be to much for the tank. I have a single texas cichild in it. Thank you very much for your help.

01-21-2004, 10:02 PM
Never mind, I found my answer. Ok I have one more question. I have recently noticed these really little clear worm like things crawling around on the aquarium glass. I do change the water every month and change the filters and I was how to get rid of them. Will upgrading to the emperor 400 solve this problem? Thank you.

01-22-2004, 05:14 AM
Might be planaria. You can find pictures of it by doing a google image search. Looks a bit like 1/2" pieces of dental floss in the water. They're usually found in dirty tanks so I'd feed less and change water more if that's what they are.

01-22-2004, 07:44 AM
Agreed....... red64toy, you need to be chaning water weekly and (probably) feeding less. There's to much organic material in your tank feeding the planarians.

You could get a loach or two to eat them also.

01-22-2004, 12:14 PM
Do I need to get a loach that is about the same size as my cichlid, will cichlids usually live in peace with this fish? Thank you again.:)

01-22-2004, 01:23 PM
How big is your Texas? What type of decorations do you have? What type of substrate?

01-22-2004, 01:59 PM
My texas is about 6-7 inches. The substrate is small gravel and there are few decorations. My fish destroys the tank everytime I fix it up so I don't care about decorations. There is a cave for my texas, a tall plant and some low small plants. Thanks.

01-23-2004, 07:27 PM
Loaches are usually fine with cichlids so long as they can't be swallowed........ also important for them to have a place to hide.

If you get clown loaches, it is best to keep them in groups.

01-23-2004, 07:35 PM
Thanks a lot for the help. I will go and check out the fish this weekend.