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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Second HOB or Internal filter?

Have an aquaclear 50 for a 36gal. Looking into internals but don't know much about them/what brand to get.

Anyone with experience with either or maybe using them together?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 05:51 AM
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I have a 36 gallon I used to HOB filters at first, but then got a Eheim 2213 external filter. It keeps it much cleaner. I just keep the HOB for backup.

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Guy: "I have Algae on my drift wood!"

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Mine keeps it pretty clean, the second filter is mostly for extra oxygenation throughout the tank. The HOB does seem to only provide current at the top/middle. My short plants don't get much movement so they have a little bit of algae on the leaves.

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In that case I'd get a good power head or circ pump. Koralia makes really good circ pumps. I have a 425 on my 29 gallon that runs in conjunction with my sunsun 302.

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Internals just take up in-tank real estate, i'd go HOB or canister...

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Internals just take up in-tank real estate, i'd go HOB or canister...
Oh then yeah I'll get another AC. And looking into a powerhead too

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Love my canister... Marineland C220
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I hear the canisters are the best but don't have the money for one of those :/

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get a canister and stop messing around
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Next tank : ) when I hopefully have a job to pay for all of this [censored][censored][censored][censored] aha.

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