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04-03-2013 07:19 PM
bankruptjojo
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.
04-03-2013 02:06 PM
somewhatshocked This isn't an argument. Merely pointing out the pros/cons.

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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.
04-03-2013 10:26 AM
acitydweller 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.
04-03-2013 07:43 AM
A.D.D.i.c.t.
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

the addiction continues...
04-03-2013 05:37 AM
Soup12
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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
04-03-2013 05:16 AM
Patson 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...
04-03-2013 03:03 AM
bankruptjojo
Re: What's the best HOB for a nano?

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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Flow turned all the way down on an AC30 is so low that you could run it on a tank only six inches tall with no problem at all.

It's also not about the amount of filter media you have but the kind you have - more room gives you more options. Purigen comes in a 100ml pillow that's tough to fit in an AC20 without removing existing media. The AC30 is also much more quiet than the AC20... and you can use an AC20 impeller if you so desire - further cutting flow.
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.
04-03-2013 02:52 AM
discuspaul
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Flow turned all the way down on an AC30 is so low that you could run it on a tank only six inches tall with no problem at all.

It's also not about the amount of filter media you have but the kind you have - more room gives you more options. Purigen comes in a 100ml pillow that's tough to fit in an AC20 without removing existing media. The AC30 is also much more quiet than the AC20... and you can use an AC20 impeller if you so desire - further cutting flow.
Once again, I have to agree.
04-03-2013 02:52 AM
Neatfish I use a AC70 on my 3g picotope but it's pretty high flow. maybe try AC50?
04-03-2013 02:37 AM
somewhatshocked Flow turned all the way down on an AC30 is so low that you could run it on a tank only six inches tall with no problem at all.

It's also not about the amount of filter media you have but the kind you have - more room gives you more options. Purigen comes in a 100ml pillow that's tough to fit in an AC20 without removing existing media. The AC30 is also much more quiet than the AC20... and you can use an AC20 impeller if you so desire - further cutting flow.
04-03-2013 01:08 AM
bankruptjojo this is a 5 gallon tank how much media does it really need? a AC 20 is over kill... he is worried about the flow being to strong.... yes you can adjust it but only so much.
04-03-2013 12:55 AM
discuspaul
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
If you go with Aquaclear, get the 30. You can cut the intake pipe down to the appropriate size.

I'm running them on most of my 5gal tanks and think they're perfect. Media area is larger than the AC20, so you can more easily fit a bag of Purigen in there (or extra media of your choice).
Agree.
04-03-2013 12:32 AM
Green_Flash Ac20
04-03-2013 12:29 AM
sayurasem AC 30 would be perfect. Much more space for media and you can lower the gph output.
04-03-2013 12:26 AM
bankruptjojo if you think the 30 is to strong get the 20. my shrimp tank has a 20 on it and its fine. i guess the 30 will give you more room for media but i always use 2 sponges and some bio media...
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