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Old 12-04-2004, 03:22 PM   #11
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Never use a canister filter as your main filtration. It should be used as an extra biological filter.
Is this true?? I have been wanting a canister filter as a main for ages, and I will probably get one for christmas. The hob I have is a piece of crap. Am I making a mistake???
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:00 PM   #12
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Well everyone is entitled to their opinion. Mine is that cannister filters are among the best all around filtration (for the price), one can buy. There are compartments teired so that you can place not just the bio-mech, but anything else your desire. In other words, a cannister is ideal for bio, chemical, and mechanical filtration. JMO
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Debris from mechanical filtration should be removed weekly. What a PITA to open a cannister every week to do that!
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hmmm. I clean mine monthly. I also use sponge prefilters so very little debris gets into the cannister. I clean the prefilter when I notice the flow being diminished.
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Try a Penguin 330 Great Filter very reliable.

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Old 12-04-2004, 07:54 PM   #16
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Don't those filters need to be refilled with more cartridges? Too much money for me. I just rinse the sponge from my AQ. Been using the same sponge for 10 years.
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Puffer...you can make a sponge for a HOB filter. I personaly hate anything other then the Marineland line.

I have heard horror stories about Aqua Clears...I also love a bio-wheel as it allows my tank to be bottomless if I so choose. Bio-wheels also put in a ton more oxygen.
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Hmmm, I've been using AC filters for over 25 years. What bad have you heard about them?
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Make sure the impeller assembly is put together correctly. There should be two bushings - one on each end of the impeller shaft. (They're the little black rubber things.) When one or both bushings is missing, problems like yours can happen.

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