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Old 10-21-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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what's the best filter

in your views what is the best filter to use for a 55 gallon tank? I'm purchasing used, this lady for an extra 50 would give me a "fluvial-in tank filter" what ever that is also included in the 50$ is two heaters. I've always had aqua clears, what are your views is this a good filter should I save my money and get an aqua clear I already have 2 heaters so I don't need 4 of them
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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They arent bad, fluval is made by the same parent company as aqua clear.

I am looking into a intank fluval for my invert/planted tank, I only run AC's now.

Id get a brand new AC70 for 50 bucks and call it a day.

I have an AC70 on a 52g tank and added a penguin 660R powerhead w/ sponge filter for a little bit of extra filtration. the two together are roughly 100 USD.

Find out what fluval it is. the new ones are neat.
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I use Fluvial canister filters and love them. I don't know about the "in tank" filter.
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Ehiem. They are quiet and bulletproof.
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+1 Eheims are IMO the best canisters out there but you will pay a premium for them.
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Thanks everyone I think I will save my money and get a brand new one
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