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Old 01-22-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I am getting a 45-55 gallon hexagon corner tank (they aren't sure what size) from a family member. I have my eye on this filter from Petsmart (Aqueon® Power Filter QuietFlow 55/75):

Aqueon® Power Filter QuietFlow 55/75 - Sale - Fish - PetSmart

What do you think? Or can anyone recommend something else. I have a aqueon filter on my current tank and I a pretty happy with it. Not familiar with any other brands.

Planning on putting African cichlids in the tank.

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Most folks recommend aquaclears for HOB filters. I have owned aqueon and aquaclear, and I tend to agree they are a bit quieter and a bit higher quality than the aqueons. The aqueons work just fine though for what they are.

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Either the Aqua Clear 70 or the Fluval C4. They are both made by the same company (Hagen), only the Fluval C series are a more modern design.

The Aqueon filters aren't terrible, just not very good at retaining biological filtration (bacteria) when you change the cartridge.
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