My turtles are getting bigger and bigger, and my filtration system has not been able to do the trick. Making daily water changes and skimming the water several times a day is a pain. I’ve been thinking about buying a new filter for months now.
Yesterday I finally splurged and bought the best from the local home center. I bought the GEX Mega Power 9012, designed for tanks of 90-120 cm (or 150-300 l). My tank is not so big, but three times the filtration of a fish tank is recommended for turtles. So, if your tank is 20 l, get a 60 l filter.
After two days of using the filter I am impressed. The water is very clean. It looks drinkable! No Joke. The only problems I have with it are
- it’s a little noisy, so I turn it off at night
- it’s pretty heavy and big
- it’s a little hard to customize your setup with the way some of the pieces are arranged