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Old 02-14-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Deep Blue BioMaxx vs Hagen Aquaclear


I've always used AQ's, but the Deep Blue is cheap. I know what they say about cheap, but wondering if anyone has used both and has a preference. The technology is the same, so how hard can it be to get it wrong?
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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I think you need to look at the gph flow rate first and then what you can really put in the filter for extra media options......like how much space is left so you can drop a bag of ammonia remover or extra carbon or any thing you like to use. I donot just use a cartage alone in my filters. Another thing is what the filter cartridge is made out of and how much carbon is really in it...More money does not always mean better.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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I've always used AQ's, but the Deep Blue is cheap. I know what they say about cheap, but wondering if anyone has used both and has a preference. The technology is the same, so how hard can it be to get it wrong?
I have used many of the newer type HOB filters including the AQ's & don't like the way they are designed or their filtering quality. Filtering the water by forcing it up through the media allows for just too much bypass & over the top flow from the small pump chamber. Omit the charcoal bag in your AQ (which you don"t need anyway) & replace it with a layer of floss. Note how dirty the floss becomes fairly fast. That piece of coarse sponge they give you to use in the bottom does a poor job. Give me the old Supreme Aqua & Superkings. Those were real filters. One thing to remember is it's not just the gph but how well it's filtered! I've been filtering water for 50 yrs.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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... Give me the old Supreme Aqua & Superkings. Those were real filters...
Amen! They did as good a job as any canister filter available today and were a lot sturdier.

Found a pic of one. http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...c.php?t=201102

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