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Old 02-11-2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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I'm not a fan of Biowheels. They create extra noise and I do not see an advantage to them.

The reason why I recommend canisters instead of hobs for larger tanks is that they are more efficient. They are easy to maintain (at least my Cascade is, it's simple to take apart and put back together), are hidden from view, and give more circulation. HOBs just drop water down. Canisters can be set to push current.
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So an HOB wouldn't provide enough surface agitation? Or would agitation and current be ok if it was combined with airstones, etc?
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HOBs provide surface agitation, but they don't circulate the water how I like in larger tanks. With a canister you can position the output to flow one way and provide a current.
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