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Old 02-04-2011, 01:18 AM   #1
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HOB 55 gal filter(s) best choice.

I may have made a fatal mistake building my stand. Built it to sit flush against the wall and forgot to allocate space for the in/out lines for the canister filter unless I make some mods...
Whats the best HOB filter for the 55 gal.
If I am able to modify the stand, dos it matter if the inlet/outlet are on the same side or does tank set up like plants, rocks etc dictate where the inlet tube is located?

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:27 AM   #2
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It shouldn't matter what side the tubes are on same side or not.
Sorry I don't know too much about HOB filters.

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Old 02-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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Where you place the tubes for a cannister filter isn't going to matter, thats just for looks. I'm pretty sure all HOB filters need about the same space, 3-4". If moving the tank is a problem then a cannister might be your best option.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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An AC110 would be my HOB choice for a 55g. I've got one on my 40B and it does an awesome job.
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I'll second what Jim said., ac110., very easy to work on,...quite and does a wonderful job
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