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Old 02-07-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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Fluval u4

Hey all, has anybody used the fluval u series? I really like the idea of an internal filter that i can hide with rocks. I want it for my 20 gal Saltwater tank. Any advice or input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/Hagen-A480-Flu.../dp/B001XRXY1G

Check these reviews out. I have only seen them with other filtration.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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I don't think I would pick an internal filter for a sw tank. Too much gunk and salt can get in there. I'd go for a nice aquaclear 50, thats what I run on my 20g.

Just my opinion though! lol
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I don't think I would pick an internal filter for a sw tank. Too much gunk and salt can get in there. I'd go for a nice aquaclear 50, thats what I run on my 20g.

Just my opinion though! lol
I just want somethin cheap and clean looking.
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Those u4's are kinda expensive in comparison to an aquaclear.

Amazon.com: Fluval U4 Underwater Filter: Pet Supplies

Amazon.com: AquaClear 50 Power Filter - 110 V, UL Listed (Includes AquaClear 50 Carbon, AquaClear 50 Foam & AquaClear 50 BioMax: Pet Supplies
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I can see that. Lol do they do a good gob?
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I have used a few aquaclears on several of my tanks. always a great filter. Plus you can add whatever media you want in case you need to run carbon or GFO for phosphates. Highly recommend them.
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I have used a few aquaclears on several of my tanks. always a great filter. Plus you can add whatever media you want in case you need to run carbon or GFO for phosphates. Highly recommend them.
Ok. Cool. Should i put my skimmer on my 55? Its a fowlr but ive been having algae problems but i dont know much about skimmers do i need it? Should i sell it and get an aquaclear 50 and a power head with what i sell it for?
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If the skimmer works I wouldnt sell it, you can use it on the 55g if you like. I have a 90g fowlr and I'm running a skimmer. Great item to have.
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If the skimmer works I wouldnt sell it, you can use it on the 55g if you like. I have a 90g fowlr and I'm running a skimmer. Great item to have.
What are the benefits of a skimmer?
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