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Old 08-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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External filtre

Im in the market for an external filtre for a 3 ft tank, soon to be 5 ft. So i need one to cater for both. Any brand recomendations and personal experiences which might help.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Do you know how many gallons they are? If not, all the dimensions? Are you going to use it on this 3 foot tank then switch it to the 5 ft one once it is set up? It really depends what kind of filter you need if you are going to plant the tank or not, if you want one with not that much water flow, etc.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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3ft / 50gal.. Swithing to 5ft later on.. African tank so i have no plants just rock/wood....
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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I would recommend an Aqua Clear 110 since your upgrading to a larger tank. I have 11 of them on my tanks, and I really like them. No filter cartridges to keep buying, and you can add other media to them if needed. My oldest one is an AC-500, and it,s still going strong.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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I would recommend an Aqua Clear 110 since your upgrading to a larger tank. I have 11 of them on my tanks, and I really like them. No filter cartridges to keep buying, and you can add other media to them if needed. My oldest one is an AC-500, and it,s still going strong.
Im thinking cannister filtre..
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Im thinking cannister filtre..
AC's are HOB canisters. I use them on my smaller community tanks and larger mbuna tank as well and love them. Very versatile. Are you just looking to NOT have something hanging on the back of the tank?
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #7
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AC's are HOB canisters. I use them on my smaller community tanks and larger mbuna tank as well and love them. Very versatile. Are you just looking to NOT have something hanging on the back of the tank?
Yeah, just dont like the look
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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Fluval and eheim make good canisters
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...and Rena.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:20 AM   #10
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...and Rena.
Never heard of Rena.. Will look them up
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