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Old 06-09-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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Best power filter?

Anyone know of a great power filter?
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I use aquaclear hob's and eheim canisters.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:11 AM   #3
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Aqua Clear line of HOB power filter are the best IMO/E.

Get it one size bigger than what your tank is (ie 29g tank, get an AC50).
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What about Fluval C-Series Power Filters? Anyone used them? I was looking at them and I can't figure out which size I need, none of the sites said. Also, do you have to use the carbon inserts or can I use something different in place of them.
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I'm not a fan of cartridge based filtration system, so I couldn't say. I had an Aqueon a few years back and I spent more on just the cartridges in a year, than what my AC50 cost me retail.
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So the aquaclears don't have cartridges? I hate cartridges too :p
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I like Aquaclears, Eheims, Renas. I also have a Marineland which is a nice unit as well. All the top manufacturers produce a quality product.
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So the aquaclears don't have cartridges? I hate cartridges too :p
From my understanding, the fluval c series doesnt either. It looks VERY similar to the aquaclear line (same parent company.. go figure). I dont think you'll go wrong with either.
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Oh, yep I guess the pic just made it look like that red thing was a cartridge :P. I'd still get a AC if it were me.

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Isn't there a bag of carbon in ac and fluval? Don't you have to replace that like every month?
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