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Old 08-23-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Good 40gal filter?

Right now I have a HOB tetra 30/60, I don't think its that good of a filter. I'm looking to upgrade soon, the best filter for a good price of course. Any suggestions?
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Right now I have a HOB tetra 30/60, I don't think its that good of a filter. I'm looking to upgrade soon, the best filter for a good price of course. Any suggestions?
AquaClear is the best HOB IMO.
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Thanks I'll look next time I'm at the lfs. What size should I get?
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Thanks I'll look next time I'm at the lfs. What size should I get?
The 50,70,110 and 150 are all very good options.
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Thank you very much
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why replace it. why not just add a second filter. 2 are better than 1.
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Aquaclears are great. They are very customizable and keep my water very clear(hence the name.)
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why replace it. why not just add a second filter. 2 are better than 1.
That's a good idea
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I like fluval very much, try looking at that.
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I like fluval very much, try looking at that.
Fluval is made by Hagen. The same company that makes aquaclear.

My point is that Hagen is a reliable and trusted name
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Why not just grab a Aquaclear 50? you can adjust flow to them and you can throw what ever type of media you want in the catch tray!! And they are hardy filters had mine for about a year and is running great only problem is my impeller had stopped once i guess due to the sand and it getting too dirty? all i did was remove the filter removed impeller and cleaned it with a q-tip and i could actually see the diffrence in cleaning power has worked great at keeping my bio-load to a minimum
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Why not just grab a Aquaclear 50? you can adjust flow to them and you can throw what ever type of media you want in the catch tray!! And they are hardy filters had mine for about a year and is running great only problem is my impeller had stopped once i guess due to the sand and it getting too dirty? all i did was remove the filter removed impeller and cleaned it with a q-tip and i could actually see the diffrence in cleaning power has worked great at keeping my bio-load to a minimum
That's probably what I'll do. How much would one cost?
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Aren't fluval canister filters? I know nothing about them haha
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Aren't fluval canister filters? I know nothing about them haha
Fluval makes some HOB filters. They're just basically AquaClears. The only difference is the name.

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Fluval makes some HOB filters. They're just basically AquaClears. The only difference is the name.

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IMO marine land makes a good filter too and they seem a little quieter than aqua clear but they r both good I have one of each on two of my tanks. For one I really like the bio wheel on the marine land penguin.
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