And a lot of the lfs around here use hob filters.
this makes me laugh every time I see it, esp as lfs
's are usually used as a "how not to do it" example. The one we have here thats not a petco/petsmart uses a massive set of canisters in his back room, downside is he has to treat each row of tanks if any ONE tank gets hit with something..bonus is the time he has to take to clean filters is low.
I have a canister filter, just no tank big enough to use it on any longer, as well as two HOB
's 1 undergravel and a HI (hang inside) and must say I like the ugf
best, maybe its just because they are what I have used the longest, and lord knows I seem to do things "wrong" by this forums ways and ideas...but the fish I have seem happy and all my tanks now are nice and clean