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Old 03-27-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Best type of filters to use?

What are the best filters to use that not only work great but are easy to clean and set up?
I have heard some good things about canister filters are they the preferred filter to use?

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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What are the best filters to use that not only work great but are easy to clean and set up?
I have heard some good things about canister filters are they the preferred filter to use?

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What type of tank? Size and stock?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
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100 gal cichlid tank with gravel not planted but lots of rocks
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Whelp.... Canisters are very popular and do a great job. Unfortunately I can't really recommend any because the one I had I hated with a passion. But for your size tank and stock I think you greatly benefit from a canister as opposed to HOB's

I run 2 HOB's on my 75 gallon African cichlid tank with no issues.

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We'll wait for others who have much more experience with canisters as well as bigger tanks.
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Canisters take a little more work to clean over hob filters. My choice would be a canister with that tank size if not a sump. But im not saying hob are bad filters at all and you can use them if wanted.

I would look into rena canister filters
Or aqua clear hob
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Whelp.... Canisters are very popular and do a great job. Unfortunately I can't really recommend any because the one I had I hated with a passion. But for your size tank and stock I think you greatly benefit from a canister as opposed to HOB's

I run 2 HOB's on my 75 gallon African cichlid tank with no issues.

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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Canisters take a little more work to clean over hob filters. My choice would be a canister with that tank size if not a sump. But im not saying hob are bad filters at all and you can use them if wanted.

I would look into rena canister filters
Or aqua clear hob
Thanks i actually was taking a look at the rena filters and i might try it out. I currently have two aqua clear filters but for me they just don't seem to work and they are very loud don't keep my tank as clear as i would like and the media eventually pops up and pushes the lids into my tank. Its also a pain for me to fuss around trying to get the filters off my tank.

Overall i just want something that gives a better performance and is alot quieter doesn't malfunction on me keeps the water clear and something i won't need to fuss around with trying to get off my tank. The cleaning of the filter itself im not to concerned about because since i have two fairly large aqua clear it already takes a while to clean them out and than fuss around with them to set them back up.
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Thanks i actually was taking a look at the rena filters and i might try it out. I currently have two aqua clear filters but for me they just don't seem to work and they are very loud don't keep my tank as clear as i would like and the media eventually pops up and pushes the lids into my tank. Its also a pain for me to fuss around trying to get the filters off my tank.

Overall i just want something that gives a better performance and is alot quieter doesn't malfunction on me keeps the water clear and something i won't need to fuss around with trying to get off my tank. The cleaning of the filter itself im not to concerned about because since i have two fairly large aqua clear it already takes a while to clean them out and than fuss around with them to set them back up.
The Rena filters aren't to bad to clean they have a quick release feature to desperate the hoses. Then unlock the lid and dump it out. Pretty simple
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The Rena filters aren't to bad to clean they have a quick release feature to desperate the hoses. Then unlock the lid and dump it out. Pretty simple
Sounds pretty good to me i think that's what i will look into getting
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Most canister filters these days are built with ease of cleaning in mind. I'd recommend dual canisters at that size tank. Personal recommendation would be two times Eheim 2217s if you can get your hands on them.
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