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20 gal long
Tetra Whisper 10-30i
Tetrafauna 100w heater
10 pounds of auqarium sand
Zoomed floating turtle dock (small)
Tetra Whisper 10-30i PowerFilter - Pinterest
The filter is a Whisper 10-30i, which the internet suggests is a filter designed for a 30 gallon tank, which seems sufficient. However, I'm having a little trouble figuring out how to assemble the filter pads into the filter and it makes a horrible grinding noise when I turn it on. I don't want to run it more than briefly out of water for fear of burning it out, but I'm not hopeful. Filters don't seem to be that expensive, especially for small aquaria like this one. If I do need to buy a filter, what should I look for beyond size?
Product - Tetra Whisper 10-30i PowerFilter
The Tetra Whisper 10-30i Power Filter is a reliable and convenient filter alternative for many types of aquariums. This Aquarium Power Filter mounts to the inside of the aquarium, allowing the tank to remain flush against the wall for saving space. The underwater motor also allows this Fish Tank Power Filter to run in soothing silence. The Tetra Whisper Power Filter offers comparable performance to an external aquarium power filter, but is able to be adjusted to high or low water levels with mounting suction cups and/or brackets. In addition, this power filter adds extra versatility because it can function in as little as 2 inches of water or in tanks as large as 30 gallons. This Fish Tank Power Filter comes with one pre-assembled Whisper filter cartridge.
Baffleing Tetra Whisper 10-30i PowerFilter : bettafish - Reddit