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Old 04-07-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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10 gallon HOB filter

Hey I have a 10 gallon tank I'm setting up. It's fresh water and has sand for a substrate. I was wondering what HOB filter would be best. I'm looking at the aqueon quiet flow 20 (I have a aqueon 30 on another tank and I like it.)Any other ideas for a good HOB filter for a 10 gallon that's under $20? Thanks in advance.


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Old 04-07-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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Aquaclear series by Fluval is great.


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I was looking at the AC but it's to expensive.


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I have aqueon 20's on both my 10 gallon tanks. I use aquaclear on larger tanks, but it's hard to reach the back of my 10's so I prefer these self priming filters there. Cut your own filter media to fit on the frame.
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I have an aqueon 20. Not a very fast water flow but mine has been a workhorse. 3 years on the same quarantine tank.
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I'm ordering it off amazon but I'm afraid the the 20 would not fit in the slot on my hood.


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My husband worked at Aqueon once upon a time, would never buy their products.
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10 gallon HOB filter

Honestly, nothing beats AquaClear and Flival C because of how flexible it is within the media, but their motor/impeller seem to be a hit or miss as far as noise goes.

I have an AquaTech 5-15, which is basically the same thing as a Marineland penguin 100 (minus the bio-wheel, but has a bio-pad instead) and it's quiet. They are under 20$

The aqueon quierflow is on sale at Amazon US. 8.79$ for the 10 and 13.49$ for the 20. So cheap!
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