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Old 09-04-2004, 06:34 PM   #11
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Or check out Pet Solutions.
When I started my tank, I had a whole shopping cart full @ Dr.Fosters and Smith and then I was told to visit Pet Solutions. It was definitely worth it. Their stuff is either the same price or a little bit cheaper. I've never seen anything more expensive. When you're buying $200 worth of stuff, you end up saving a good amount!

BTW, you can get something like a fluval 404 for $99.99 through Pet Solutions.

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Old 09-04-2004, 07:33 PM   #12
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What HOB filter do you have? I personally am using a Penguin 330 biowheel HOB filter on my 55 gallon w/ extremely messy African cichlids and it does a heck of a job. I've been very pleased with it. I don't know what HOB filter you're using but if you want a cheap upgrade at about 1/4 of the cost of a canister you can't go wrong with the Penguin 330 biowheel. There just isn't anything out there better than it besides the canisters.
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:20 AM   #13
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Not to sound rude but the Emperor 400 I think was the best rated HOB filter. I know they're made by the same company and all but It has more GPH. 400 to be exact. I use it in my 55 gallon and its ALWAYS crystal clear.

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But if there is even a small pobabily that you gonna have planted tank and financially permitted, then the canister filter would be better then HOB.
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Old 09-05-2004, 01:24 PM   #15
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I have a regent aquatech 30-60. It came with the kit. I know its probably crap. But it seems to be doing an ok job so far. Eventually I do want a planted tank, but when...
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:03 PM   #16
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I use the Fluval 404 on my 55gal tank and it keeps my water crystal clear.
This filter holds a ton of media, is easy to clean, and is very quiet.
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Old 09-05-2004, 11:37 PM   #17
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A fluval 304 Haiku...

Me using Fluval304
Soundless, reliable, efficient,
Me like it a lot...
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:44 AM   #18
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but I want a glass top and better lights, and Im not sure how that will fit with the filter I have now.
The all-glass brand of glass tops (and I'm guessing other brands as well) have a plastic piece in the back that is designed to be cut to fit your needs. So fitting your current HOB filter should not be a problem.
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