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10 Gallon Filter Ideas????

Anybody have any ideas? i'm starting to lean to this one: Rapids Mini Canister Filter - C-80
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10 Gallon Filter Ideas????

A Aqua Clear HOB is a cheap way to go. If you don't mind to spend some extra money, get a Eheim 2213.

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Re: 10 Gallon Filter Ideas????

20 oz soda bottle, some cut up straws and an air stone. Diy internal moving bed filter.

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If you're looking at going with a canister the ZooMed 501 is pretty good, I think alot of people would say it's better than the rapids mini. Search for reviews on both on here. However, either one might be a little weak for a 10g. I haven't tried this yet but the Finnex 360 says it's bigger and better than either of those two I mentioned, might be worth a try. I would like to try it but getting it here in Canada is... interesting. Other than that, for reliability and longevity go with an eheim.
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I have a 2213 on mine and it works great

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Eheim 2211 is also an acceptable option.
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If you're looking at going with a canister the ZooMed 501 is pretty good, I think alot of people would say it's better than the rapids mini. Search for reviews on both on here. However, either one might be a little weak for a 10g. I haven't tried this yet but the Finnex 360 says it's bigger and better than either of those two I mentioned, might be worth a try. I would like to try it but getting it here in Canada is... interesting. Other than that, for reliability and longevity go with an eheim.
Although I had a Zoo Med 501 on a 10 gallon and it was one of my favorite tanks, I would recommend larger if a "turtle type" filter is used. Many like the Finnex 360, I would personally try the 511 myself, as my 501 has been ultra reliable and super quiet for years.

If you have a nice stand, I would go with something suited for under the tank. If not, and you want a canister, see above. If you just want a simple low tech tank, I would do an AC 20 or 30. Actually, I would get an AC 50 and an AC 20 or 30 impeller for more media.
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10 Gallon Filter Ideas????

i am running a AC20 and a finnex 360
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Aquaclear. So cheap, so easy to clean and change media. Get a 20 and you water will be well, clear.
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Sorry for the late reply, and thanks for the awesome advice!! Not completely sure yet, but eheim seems to have alot of good reviews...
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