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Old 03-04-2004, 02:16 AM   #1
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Filter for a 5 gallon

A while back I got a 5 gallon kit aquarium that had the filter and hood and all that good stuff all together. The filter that is running right now is a "Whisper 2-5" and I really hate it. I don't think it does a good job at all for filtering so I think its about time to upgrade for the little fishies. I was wondering everyone's opinions on Aquaclear filters versus Penguin. I would probably run a Bio-Wheel 125 or a AquaClear 200 (Same price online). I know they are both probably overkill but I was thinking that when I set up my 125g I can thow it on for polishing or something and use the 5 for fry.

Any other filters can be thrown into the mix also!
Looking at: (The 2 mentioned PLUS)
Eheim Liberty Filter 150
Penn Plax Cascade 150


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Old 03-04-2004, 02:32 AM   #2
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Personally, AquaClear, bar none, I've used both types for a long time, and find that AquaClear are by far, the best HOB filter on the market, you cant beat their capabilites, and their life, the things never die.
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Thanks for the quick reply! I just sat down and looked at the water in my tank and said decided I needed to get on the ball for that thing. Good to hear about the AquaClear, 'specially since they are cheap!

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Yep, you cant get much cheaper, and like I said, I feel, for average sized tanks, they are the best, I've yet to see another HOB that rivals them
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Do you think that a AC200 would be too much flow for a 5 gallon? I have a betta, a leapord pleco, and 2 cory's
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Might be a bit strong, I'd go with a Mini, or 150...besides, saves you a bit extra cash too
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I'm a big fan of the Aqua Clears...I've tried them all..
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Great filters, they've definately made a classic. The basics of them havent changed in 20 years, and no one has come up with a simpler, yet so effectvive of a design
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Might be a bit strong, I'd go with a Mini, or 150...besides, saves you a bit extra cash too

Yeah, I guess it is just hard for me not to spend the 50 cents to upgrade from the 150 to the 200
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lol didnt realize they were that close where you were getting them. Well, that aside, would probably be a hit better for that size tank.
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