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    I have a modified 30L (8G) biorb life, I liked the shape of the tank, and found a brand new one for sale, for less than any other similar sized tank, so I got it, and after a test run of a couple months ripped out the built in filtration system, and have an internal filter, it's a whisper. and it works, but the surface of the water doesn't really move, and I'm afraid that my baby shrimp are taking up residency in it.... what is the best internal filter that will provide enough flow to keep the gas exchange up, and also not let the baby shrimps get into it?
    thanks for your help! (the people at my LFS are incorrigible)....

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    Hello, I'm using Eheim Aquacorner 60 with success.

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    thanks Tibo, but my tank is not like most tanks, let me show you...image.jpgimage.jpg
    I need one that will suction to the side of the tank, I cannot hang it...
    sorry for the upside down images... for some reason my ipad does this...

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    Wow, what a shape! After aquacorner the 2nd and the 3rd favorites are: tetratec easycrystal (aprox 20cm tall) and eheim aquaball (its ugly but damn-good).

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    thanks, I was looking at the eheim mini up... it looks really small, and honestly with tiger shrimp, there is no need for major current, since I guess they are from swamp areas... but I think my wallet will play the final decision haha

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    I use the fluval U2 in my shrimp tank, but I guess for this tank size the U1 maybe smaller although i am not sure what the size difference is. I've got 4 of these, 2xU4s and 2xU2s and they are very reliable, never slow down the flow and are shrimp safe because of the way the filter is designed. It draws water from both sides all along the lenght but the first layer behind the grills is basically sponges so the shrimplets can't go in. The small ones munch on it without getting sucked in.

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    sounds good, and fluval products are much less expensive than eheim! especially since a certain large chain company started featuring fluval as their #1 aquatic brand....

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    The water is always crystal clear with them as well. I obviusly like them

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    well thanks next time I am in town I will see how much they run for, and maybe even snap one up if I can

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    How about Eheim Aquaball or Pickup? I like to use them due to it has air venturi inlet for me to pump air during lights off.

    However for 30L tank, using a internal filter may require you to change water very frequently. Therefore, I still suggest for a external filter instead.

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