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Old 05-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #11
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Why did it get panned? Some have commented that its too noisy. I'll look around to try and get an AC or marineland. They seem to be the most popular.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:37 PM   #12
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Why did it get panned? Some have commented that its too noisy. I'll look around to try and get an AC or marineland. They seem to be the most popular.
Here's the review on the Hailea canister (no reviews on HOB):

UK Aquatic Plant Society Forum • View topic - [Review] Hailea H-12 - Cheap Ebay 1200l/hr External

I had a bio-wheel filter and it was worthless, wheel always jamming and man was it noisy, plus it's a cartridge style filter so you're always having to buy new ones unless you remove the carbon by cutting it up. Leave carbon in the filter too long and it leeches junk back it to the tank. The AC has the best media setup IMO/E. There's the Fusion4 PF too, it's a great filter but has limited market dispersal.

Amazon.com: JW Pet Company Fusion 4 Power Filter for 15-40 Gallon Aquariums Aquarium Filter: Kitchen & Dining
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Here's the review on the Hailea canister (no reviews on HOB):

UK Aquatic Plant Society Forum • View topic - [Review] Hailea H-12 - Cheap Ebay 1200l/hr External

I had a bio-wheel filter and it was worthless, wheel always jamming and man was it noisy, plus it's a cartridge style filter so you're always having to buy new ones unless you remove the carbon by cutting it up. Leave carbon in the filter too long and it leeches junk back it to the tank. The AC has the best media setup IMO/E. There's the Fusion4 PF too, it's a great filter but has limited market dispersal.

Amazon.com: JW Pet Company Fusion 4 Power Filter for 15-40 Gallon Aquariums Aquarium Filter: Kitchen & Dining
First off you don't need to buy the cartridge you can buy filter pads and cut to size. last a lot longer. and if you buy a emperor it comes with a tray for your carbon to go into mine been setup for over a year and very quiet. And easy to maintain. If the wheels are getting stuck then you don't have the spray nozzle in the right position
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:47 PM   #14
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I'll be travelling over there in a couple of days so I might buy it then. Maybe i can find a fs or online. Im a diy kind of person, so you guys think its doable for a tank this size. An internal filtre cause i dont want to go to the trouble of a wet/dry or sump.
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First off you don't need to buy the cartridge you can buy filter pads and cut to size. last a lot longer. and if you buy a emperor it comes with a tray for your carbon to go into mine been setup for over a year and very quiet. And easy to maintain. If the wheels are getting stuck then you don't have the spray nozzle in the right position
I don't remember what my bio-wheel mfg was, but unlike my Aqueon where I do cut filter pads to replace the cartridges since it has a frame to support it, the bio-wheel didn't. I also don't remember there being a spray nozzle and every since I found the AC line of filters, I don't look at any others . The Fusion4 I got for next to nothing as a field tester, so that made it worth while.
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Good news!! I found a FS that carries AC filtres, so I'll go check them out this weekend.
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The AC are definitely the way to go for hanging filters. Just be sure you only rinse the sponge out in water from the aquarium and not tapwater.
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Yes thats is what I do with my hanging filter in my 12 gal.
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