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Old 12-10-2017, 07:20 AM   #1
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Old HOB Filters

So I have four 4 old hang on back filters that do not work. I'll fill them with water and they make some noise but never turn water over. They came with a 55 gallon I bought and they seem really old. They take up some room so I'm considering trashing them or would they be a easy fix, or useful to someone?
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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Hello fish...

Toss them. If you can, recycle the plastic. We have recycling places in our area. It's likely you have them too. Invest in a couple of inexpensive dual sponge filters for your tank. Set them up on opposite ends of the tank. These will work as well as anything.

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:51 AM   #3
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What kind are they?
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I would trash them. Research Aqua Clear 70 and Aqua Clear 110 HOB filters. The 70's cost between $45 - $55, the 110's range from $75 - $100. They are very easy to maintain, rarely have to replace filter media, and rival the filtering ability of canisters.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:16 AM   #5
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Why trash them? We don't even know what they are?? If they're original hagen aquackeal and all the plastic is solid? Replacent motors are a fraction of the price of new rigs and they'll run... like new!!! If they're marineland or something?? Yah.. punt them into the recycling bin..
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If they are OLD SCHOOL Supreme HOBS the plastic alone is worth something..Post pics of the filters and I may be interested...$$
Plus one with Brookster. Nothing against sponge filters or aquaclears lord knows I have many of each ,but to call waste without ID..I hope you all remember your own way home !
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**** I envy your US pricing, ACs up N by me start at $65 otherwise I would have ACs on all my tanks
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Suspense is killing us... what are these old filters??
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:43 PM   #10
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Sorry everyone, I tossed them after reading that comment.I didn't get notifications for the posts after the first one
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