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Old 04-11-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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penguin or aquaclear

for some reason i have been getting told that the aquaclear is a better filter than the penguin. Which do u think is better? im setting up a cichid tank with sand.
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Like I said in your other post I would reccomend the Aquaclear. I have no personal experience with the penguin, and I never said the AC was better, but I have two aquaclears and they work very well, and are very reliable. They are also a little cheaper.
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I have experience with both and love both!
What kind of cichlids are you getting? That may answer your Q. If you are getting cichlids that like calm water, you need a filter in which you can adjust the flow (AC).
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I have never used a AC but do use the Penquin mini & 330. They are very good, quiet low maintence filters w/adjustable water flow.
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Never used a penguin, but i LOVE my AC's (I own 4 of them, various sizes on various tanks). The fact that they use a media basket, so you can more easily customize your filter media is the strongest selling point for me, second only to reliability.
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