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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Patson View Post
Azoo mignon 60! Cheap, compact (smaller than AC 20), got flow control and works fine for my 7g! It looks really sleek too!

It works quieter than the AC 20 I tried...
+1 azoo 60

or slightly larger with ac20
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Re: What's the best HOB for a nano?

The impeller is cheap, but if you want, you can trim the fins down yourself. Google is your friend. If I was settled on a HOB, I'd get the 30 and modify to suit my needs. My 2 cents

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i run two tanks with the azoo mignon 90. one is on a cylinder and the other is on a deep blue 5 partition betta tank. If you can afford the space, i recommend going a step up with an aquaclear. the water turn over will be more beneficial than any sponge filter could offer.

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This isn't an argument. Merely pointing out the pros/cons.

Originally Posted by bankruptjojo View Post
Is the flow from the 20 smaller then the 30? Yes... His concern was flow not adding purgen. Im going to make a broad statement, most people Dont use purgen.

Switching the impeller is a neat idea but why... He doesn't have a spare impeller laying around. If you have to buy the filter who wants to buy a new impeller also?

I have a 20 & 30 and there is no noise diff in mine. My ac110 is the loudest...

flow seems to be his biggest concern. So I recommend the ac20. It is good to note that you need a ac30 if u want purgen.
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Re: What's the best HOB for a nano?

OK, but nothing wrong with a argument now and then

I still think a 30 would be to big for a 5g if its say a Betta tank. If its for fish that can handle current the by all means get the biggest one you can.

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