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Old 05-26-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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New filter

Looking to purchase a new filter for my 90 gallon that I will be setting up in a few months. What are you opinions on the fluval multi stage canister filter?


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Old 05-26-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Never had their canisters but their HOB are great filters.


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Overpriced.

They are nice filters, but won't make your tank any healthier than the lower priced filters.

Personally, I find canisters to be a pita. HOBs are just all around easier for me.
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Overpriced.

They are nice filters, but won't make your tank any healthier than the lower priced filters.

Personally, I find canisters to be a pita. HOBs are just all around easier for me.
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I like the spray bar of my canister but as far a cleaning, canister is a pain in the rear end. HOB is so much easier.


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Hob is the ones that hang off the back right? Sorry I'm not very good with short forms. And what HOB filters would you guys suggest for a 90 gallon?


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Nothings wrong with a cannister filter. I use sponges, hob, and 2 cannister filters now. And I don't have a complaint abt any of them. I haven't had any issues cleaning any of them. All have worked well for me. Each way has its own advantages. Depends on what you want out of your filter.

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Yes, hob means hang on back. It's Ok, I'm bad with acronyms, too.

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For a 90 gal I'd recommend a cannister rated for 500-600 gph and an aqua clear 110 hob loaded with coarse and fine mechanical media. Cans are a pita to service but they do catch a bleep ton of bleep.. they also have a ton of space for bio media which is all part of a well balanced breakfast... or a healthy tank?? One of the two.. I'm hungry..

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Hi. I have a Fluval 305 canister and a Tetratec 700 canister and I rate them both highly. If you have a unit under the tank to hide them away then I find them less obtrusive than any other filter. They are really easy to maintain as well. I think Eheim are the best but WAY overpriced.


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