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Old 01-31-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Good Filter for Planted?

I have an aquaclear 20 HOB on my 20 gallon planted right now. Was just wondering what a good upgrade for me woul be to get a solid flow good enough for the plants. Also running pressurized co2 and want to get it spread around some more. Im hoping to spend no more than 50-60$. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:04 AM   #2
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What type of plant do you have? And what fish/inverts if any?

You may also want to try this forum for planted tanks. I have to jump back and forth between my cichlid tanks and this forum, and my planted tank and that forum.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:45 AM   #3
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I have dwarf hairgrass, HC, rotala rotundifolia, rotala wallichi, an ludwiga "cuba at the moment.
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I would run a Rena XP1 or 2 on that tank.
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I use emperor 280 biowheel havent had any problems at all.... Have heard some complaints tht it doesn work well though. i dont know but i do regular maintainance.. how well it would would under neglection
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I would say get a canister filter if you are using CO2, From what I understand surface agitation releases the CO2.
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If you are running CO2, a canister is best. HOB (& esp. biowheels) will outgas the CO2 quicker than you put it in.
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