Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-25-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 279
Looking for filtration suggestions

I currently have a fluval 304 and I'm thinking of adding another filter sort of like a back up or just and additional one. I'm thinking of maybe a Whisper or something not sure what size to get either.
__________________

__________________
Love pets?
A fun pet community
Talon242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2005, 11:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TomK2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Posts: 2,085
well, guess it depends on how much you want to spend and wether or not you want to stick with a canister. No doubt about it, the HOB filters are a lot cheaper and do a great job. Plus you could pop it off and start your next tank off with it ! As for size, you can never have too much, can you? The aquaclear filters get a lot of good press here on AA. I like the fluvals.
__________________

__________________
TomK2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2005, 01:37 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: TN USA
Posts: 283
If your looking for mechanical filtration then any good HOB will work. If you want additional Bio filtration then maybe a HOB bio wheel filter. Fluidized bed filters give your tank excellent amounts of bio filtration. My fav for bio filtration UGF.
__________________
I Love GUPPIES!!!
FancyGuppyGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2005, 06:59 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: N. CA
Posts: 738
Send a message via MSN to dr_girlfriend
I personally like whisper brand. the refill catridges are really cheap and they do a great job. the penguin models are really good, but the refills are rediculous. i have an emperor 400 and the cartridges are like 10 bucks for 2 at the store. and the filter takes 2 at a time! so i had to buy them online a l;ittle cheaper, but still. i learned my lesson!
the whispers have a bio sponge, so just like the more expensive bio wheel models, you still have great bio filtration.
__________________
Fish are friends, not food

We weep for the bird's cry, but not for the blood of a fish. Blessed are those who have voice.

Pinky: "What are those Brain?" (pointing to a group of people protesting)
Brain: "People without jobs Pinky."

N. California aquarium maintenance, scuba certification, and boat services.

Need computer services in N. California? Click here!
dr_girlfriend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2005, 09:01 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,835
Send a message via ICQ to SerLunchbox Send a message via AIM to SerLunchbox Send a message via MSN to SerLunchbox Send a message via Yahoo to SerLunchbox
HOB ... definately go with an Aqua Clear filter ... you can retrofit a bio-wheel onto it, i know some have done it before. If you want to spend a little bit more cash then i would perosnally go with an eheim 2213 or more. They may not have a high GPH filteration rate ... but the job they do is just incredible.
__________________
Lunchbox ... "i'm a man, but i can change, if i have to, i guess"

Tankless ... for now ... until i find what i really want (and what the wife lets me get!)
SerLunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2005, 05:00 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 279
I have an aqua clear on my 10 gallon tank. I like how that works so I think I have to get a larger version for my 50 gallon. Maybe a Aqua clear 200 or 300. At 300 gph + 260 gph (fluval) = 560 gph. Which comes out to over 11x turnover. Would that be over kill?
__________________
Love pets?
A fun pet community
Talon242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2005, 08:30 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 890
I reccomend the Emporer 280 or 400. The media for them may be a tad on the high side but u will have unsurpassed mechanical chemical and biological filtration!

JMHO
__________________
Dan
FishLover14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2005, 12:07 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
severum mama's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 10,297
I would definitely choose the Emperor or Aquaclear over the Whisper. I only use Emperors and ACs and I've never used a Whisper, but I have heard a lot of people say that the Whispers aren't that great. You can get the AC 300 for $20 on Big Al's.
severum mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2005, 04:54 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 279
I ended up ordering a Aqua clear 300 and an additional power head just incase I need more circulation.
__________________

__________________
Love pets?
A fun pet community
Talon242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filtration, suggestions

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
too much filtration? Phoenixphire55 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 04-13-2009 07:25 AM
Filtration issues, or lack-there-of filtration... penelope Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 9 03-02-2008 08:22 PM
Filtration for 75 NJGourami General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 09-27-2007 10:30 PM
Too much filtration? griz7674 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 05-20-2005 01:09 PM
filtration? border324 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 11-10-2003 06:15 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.