Water Filter??

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Water Filter??

Postby suze » Sat May 24, 2008 9:10 pm

I've just set up my new frog home - no frogs yet just plants.
I have basically used gravel/pebbles and live plants, a small pump to produce a water trickle over rocks and a water heater to warm things up.

I'm wondering if I should include a water filter of some sort - possibly a small external filter. I'm changing the water weekly at the moment while plants and everything settle in. Today I thought the water smelt a bit "old". Perhaps there is not enough water circulation happening with the little pump I'm using.

Can anyone advise me on a good water management strategy? I really want to have things right before I get some frogs.

Thanks,
Sue

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Postby GrantW » Sat May 24, 2008 11:00 pm

If you going to have water in the tank, ie. water that isn't in a dish that can easily be removed and changed, then yes you need some kind of filter in there.

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Postby Chris Key » Sun May 25, 2008 10:14 am

yes, you don't want the water to stagnate, so unless you're changing it every day, you'll need a filter. If you've only got a small amount of water you'll need something like a Hagen Elite Stingray "Mini" - I have the next size up and it's great. you should be able to get them at good aquarium shops :)
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Postby suze » Sun May 25, 2008 1:35 pm

Thanks Chris. I will have a look for that mini filter. Sounds perfect.

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Postby antstorm » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:52 pm

tetra make an excellent filter for a frog tank ,i used to have to clean my tanks all the time but i rarely have to do a water change any more

it cost me about 120 , i dont know if they would be cheaper in other states though

heres a pic of one

ive opened one up and it basically an overhang filter for a fish tank with a rock landscape exterior
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Postby suze » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:35 pm

That looks quite interesting. Where did you get it?

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Postby antstorm » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:26 pm

suze wrote:That looks quite interesting. Where did you get it?


i got it at a reptile specialist store in canberra but i think you can get them anywhere

reptile one supply them for us in the Australia/ NZ region

here are the product codes 30543L, 30543M, 30543S

ive got the small version they are quite big and can take up heaps of space[/i]

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Postby Jane73 » Sat May 09, 2009 7:50 am

There's all kinds of technical designs for waterfilters with sand and gravel and charcoal on this site http://www.watersanitationhygiene.org. They are aimed at treating water for drinking but the principals of treating water for tanks and ponds are pretty similar!

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Re: Water Filter??

Postby martinclukey » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:41 pm

suze wrote:I've just set up my new frog home - no frogs yet just plants.
I have basically used gravel/pebbles and live plants, a small pump to produce a water trickle over rocks and a water heater to warm things up.

I'm wondering if I should include a water filter of some sort - possibly a small external filter. I'm changing the water weekly at the moment while plants and everything settle in. Today I thought the water smelt a bit "old". Perhaps there is not enough water circulation happening with the little pump I'm using.

Can anyone advise me on a good water management strategy? I really want to have things right before I get some frogs.

Thanks,
Sue


Basically most of the time frogs can obtained on pond place. and i think you are the right place for your new home and there water filter for drinkng..thanks

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Re: Water Filter??

Postby Cypher » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:22 pm

suze wrote:a small pump to produce a water trickle over rocks and a water heater to warm things up.



My personal opinion is that you may not necessarily need a water filter.
The fact that you already have a small pump means the water will not go stagnant as it's constantly flowing...especially over rocks where it will be aerated.

Secondly, the use of a heater will result in evaporation...so you will be constantly/ regularly topping up with fresh water.

You can always scoop a cup of water out before topping up...for peace of mind.


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