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Old 04-30-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Internal Filter vs. External/HOB Filter

I've recently become interested in internal filters but don't really know much about them at all. What's the benefit of having on versus having an external or hob filter?

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They are a lot more hassle to clean, less flow, less filtration, less media and take up room inside the tank. So i honestly don't think there is a benefit of internal over a canister or HOB

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I like EHEIM canister filters. I heard that Rena and Fluval are good, but I have two Eheim 2215(classic 350) that I can definitely vouch for to be good filters.
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