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Old 03-19-2011, 12:58 AM   #11
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the aquaclear's short intake tube is better with sand cuz less chance of it getting sucked into the impeller and ruining the impeller. sand is bad on any impeller if it gets sucked in the filter. i believe pool filter sand is the least destructive if it gets in a filter.
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Thos large HOBs are a real pain. I would definately look into a canister filter for a 55 gal.
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Also, you can toss out the biowheels. They are a pain and do not contribute as much bb as manufacturers claim. I threw away all the bio wheels on the small HOB filters I still have.
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