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Old 03-13-2014, 12:50 AM   #21
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I agree, and stand corrected. most here are AquaClear fans, that I associated with the new brand name. mine does a great job.
I have many, and I have always liked them, and it's easy to replace parts even if they wear out. It's just such a great design. Simple, but great.

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Glad to hear from all of you. I will show you what I end up getting when the time comes. Keep the updates coming though. It's nice to have people to hear from.
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Glad to hear from all of you. I will show you what I end up getting when the time comes. Keep the updates coming though. It's nice to have people to hear from.
By the way, welcome to the forum!

Bit of newbie to the forum myself, getting back into the hobbie after a long absence. There is a lot of great advice here.
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I've noticed, been spending a lot of my day learning from the veteran on here.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:12 AM   #25
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Have you looked art the aqueon quiteflow. I've had experience with fluvial cannister and aquaclear. I run when anything hagen shows up. Very bad experiences with hagen products. I've never had a problem with the aqueon quiteflow 55/75. Run 2 on a 75g African cichlid. Very good water clarity.

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Have you looked art the aqueon quiteflow. I've had experience with fluvial cannister and aquaclear. I run when anything hagen shows up. Very bad experiences with hagen products. I've never had a problem with the aqueon quiteflow 55/75. Run 2 on a 75g African cichlid. Very good water clarity.

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Wow, my experience is that aquaclear hob and Fluval canisters are both great... I've owned 3 Fluval canisters and probably 30 aquaclear hob (not a typo). I still have most of them that haven't been sold off with tank setups and what not.

My experience with aqueon quiet flows has been pretty disappointing. One of them quit on me after just a few months. Plus I'm just not a fan of proprietary cartridges in filters. The aquaclear filters are easier to customize. JMHO

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Old 03-13-2014, 08:48 AM   #27
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The quiet flows definitely leave alot to be desired. U can only use standard cartridges, and if u try to add more media the water just goes over the bypass and into the tank unfiltered. I have two quiet flow 10s that now gather dust. Cant go wrong with aquaclears.
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Also not a fan of aqueon filters, essentially the could get the exact same result you get from an aqueon by filling your filter full of filter floss. They also do not last - I go through a lot of filters on all my tanks - and the aqueons have rarely lasted more than a year before they have to be replaced for one reason or another.

If you want some good ideas on putting plants in your HOB; check this thread Planted HOB thread.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #29
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Fluval C series is the best - makes others obsolete

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Hands down go with the fluval. Much better quality had has 5 stages of filtration. I have the fluval C4's on my two 55's. May I ask what size tank is this for?
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AMEN. I have been touting the C series for a long time. I have an aquaclear 50 that is a piece of junk compared to the Fluval C (I now use the AC50 as an auxiliary third filter on my 38 gallon which has two C3's). The Fluval C is only a few bucks more than a comparable AquaClear on Amazon or Dr's Foster & Smith. I have one C4 on my 29 gallon and two C3's on my 38. I custom media and my water is exceptionally clear & polished:

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Here are some links to the somewhat comprehensive posts I have made about Fluval C's being superior to any other:

Post #7 here:
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Post #3 here:
Fluval C4 vs bio wheel HOBs

Posts #11and 13 here:
What is the best HOB filter?

Posts #2 & 7 here:
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There may be other ways to get there but the easiest sure fire way to get crystal clear polished water is with polishing pads - which come standard on Fluval C polyfiber inserts (although I use cut to fit 100 micron pad) and Seachem Purigen in lieu of carbon in the chemical chamber.

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Just keep in mind what it is you are actually trying to accomplish with your tank. Crystal clear polished water may or may not be your desire. If you are trying to keep a blackwater tank or a planted tank, crystal clear polished water produced using all kinds of nutrient absorbing products may not be what you are after. I run well over 30 different tanks ranging in size for 10 to 100 gallons including fresh, brackish, and salt water and I've tried a lot of different filters. The only HOB filters currently in use in my fishroom are Aquaclears - they have proven their functionality over the long term, the new fluval C has yet to do so - it may or it may not. If they stand up and show a proven long term performance then maybe I'll have to try one of them. Everyone has their own individual preferences, because every tank and every fishkeeper is different.
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