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Old 06-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Best FW Filter Discussion

Here it is folks. Put your input in for what you think is the best filter around! Doesn't mean you have to own it, and it doesn't matter what category.
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From what ive heard, i think the FX5 is at the top of the list of best filters. And if we were to make categories for types, i feel that the best hob is the fluval c4 because it holds a lot of media and unlike the aquaclear coarse sponge, it will be able to do fine filtering while still being able to do biological filtration and it can hold carbon in case you need it. Plus, it has a wet/dry section...
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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From what ive heard, i think the FX5 is at the top of the list of best filters. And if we were to make categories for types, i feel that the best hob is the fluval c4 because it holds a lot of media and unlike the aquaclear coarse sponge, it will be able to do fine filtering while still being able to do biological filtration and it can hold carbon in case you need it. Plus, it has a wet/dry section...
Which one do you use?
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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Best HOB: AC 110
Best overall canister: FX5 but too powerful for under 75 gal
Canister for 55 gal: Eheim 2217, Fluval 406, Rena XP3

I'm currently running AC110 and Eheim 2217 on my 55 gallon mbuna tank. No actual experience with the other models.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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Which one do you use?
I use an aqueon...
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I use an aqueon...
Is it quiet? Sorry for questions.
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Best HOB: AC 110
Best overall canister: FX5 but too powerful for under 75 gal
Canister for 55 gal: Eheim 2217, Fluval 406, Rena XP3

I'm currently running AC110 and Eheim 2217 on my 55 gallon mbuna tank. No actual experience with the other models.
How is the ehiem holding up? Price? And the AC110
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Is it quiet? Sorry for questions.
It has actually been about a medium noise level... Questions are always welcome!!!
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The best filter is the one you are willing to keep maintained. For HOBs, it is hard to beat an AC, since you don't have to turn them off to clean the elements. They can be done at every water change. If you like the idea of storing the crud in your tank, rather than removing it, a cannister is best, as it hides the crud out of sight.
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