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Old 08-05-2004, 07:25 PM   #1
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Your opinion on a filter

For my 20gal x-tall should I use an aquaclear filter (someone said they have intake extentions) or a whisper (those have long intake tubes).
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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They are both awesome filters, I would get the Aquaclear since from what I heard it has tons of media room for additional filter meduims.
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:31 PM   #4
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I'll second the AC
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:59 PM   #5
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Another question, If you get a more powerful filter made for a bigger tank, to put on a smaller tank, is it better?
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yes, unless your planning to keep fish that dislike current (bettas, angelfish). I reccomend an AC200 for a 20g
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Old 08-05-2004, 08:09 PM   #7
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Why not go with a Penguin 125 biowheel?

You can get it from BigAls for about 20 bucks IIRC.

I prefer my Marineland equipment over AquaClear, I hate that company.
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Old 08-05-2004, 08:13 PM   #8
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Im going to keep angels. William, I love Penguin bio-wheel filters. I have a Penguin 170 on my 20 gal. My concern is that a penguin will not have a long enough intake tube. This is an extra tall tank.
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:45 PM   #9
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I don't think a Penguin 125 would be enough (I am queen of overfiltration, though) but I do like the Penguin and Emperor lines. I have never had an AC, but I think I would buy one just because of the media options - they are extremely popular and versatile, like a canister filter style that is HOB.

William - why do you dislike the AC company? I'd like to know what I can in case I'm ever in the market for one.
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I've owned 2 AC filters, Both of them I have to reprime all the fricken time because they somehow loose their syphon, even tho the intake, impeller, impeller seat, and everything are clean as can be.

You ahve to be careful when putting filter media in them because if you push it down to fast it'll overflow all over the place

and one, after just over a year of use, has gotten so slow that it barely trickles water out, and its rated for 100GPH, it dosn't even pump 1GPH.


On the other hand, I've never had ANY problem other than operator error with any of my Penguins , I run penguins on ALL my tanks save for 2, one that has the trickling AC thats going to get replaced ASAP, and my 10gal Danio/Banjo tank has a whisper filter for a 40gal tank on it. ]
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