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Old 03-11-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Hob filters

Hey guys, just looking at some filters and I've become torn between two, the fluval c2 (119 gallons per hour) and the marineland penguin 150 (150 gallons per hour) if anyone has had an experience with either of these plz let me know all about it. Thx
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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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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Old 03-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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I'd probably go with the Aquaclear 30 (150 gph) over either one... it's cheaper than the Fluval C's and much better quality than the Penguins. I'm not a big fan of Penguins, honestly... Emperors last forever (though they are LOUD), but the longevity is just not there for the Penguins in my experience.
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There is a lot of opinions on this site about hob's. It's worth doing a search and reading up. I think you will find the majority are Fluval fans. They convinced me to get the Fluval AC30. With some slight adjustments it is a great filter. I don't have experience with the c series, but heard great things about it.

I made a few alterations with filter media and my water is crystal clear. So +1 for Fluval.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:21 PM   #5
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Do you mind sharing your mods? What did u do?
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:30 PM   #6
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I have 2 penguin 200's in my 55 gallon and I like them. I dont think they are loud. My mod that I did was put pothos plants in my filter so they can use up my nitrates so then grow my plants out of my hob.

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Old 03-12-2014, 11:37 PM   #7
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Do you mind sending a pic of where your plant?
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:47 PM   #8
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Sure I just did this mod last week so they haven't grown too much

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Thx anyhow, it's good to learn.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:51 PM   #10
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Here it is. Just did it last week. I wanna get these trained so they will fill this corner wall up with plants. And this will help keep my nitrates down as well when they really start to take off

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