Originally Posted by Paul1792
It's like the dominators of this site seems to think 50% water changes are the answer to every problem.
Go with an AquaClear 110 HOB
....... so it at least looks like this:
Or use a lot of custom made media like mine:
38 Gallon Community Video by Paul1792 | Photobucket
Cannister filters are too much trouble and too messy. People that use them seem to spend all their time on filtration instead of enjoying their fish.
Fluval AquaClear and C series have all the advantages of canister with ZERO of the mess and potential for leaks.
This post should be deleted, but I would like to respond to it instead.
First, define "dominators of this site" for me please.
50% water changes are a good thing. In fact, bigger is better. If your opinion is based on least effort, I'm afraid I have to rule it out immediately.
AquaClears are good filters. I've used plenty and have a few running now. Canister filters are in no way dirtier or higher maintenance than HOB
filters. What experience are you basing this post on? What filters have you run? I can make a case that canister = HOB
= sponge = Poret = box = UGF
as far as filtration goes. They all have pros and cons, but they can all do the job.