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I use a penguin on mine that's a decade old. Any HOB you can choose your bio-media.
I use matrix, and ceramaic rings topped with pillow stuffing in mine. You replace the pillow stuffing like once a month, and i've never had to replace my bio-media as you shouldn't have to, and my ceramic rings have never clogged which people love to say happens which i've never seen happen, but i guess i never allowed my bio-load to get so high.

My one quam about AC filters though is if you have to clean off the impeller from plant debris your going to have to drain it to remove the motor otherwise the water will fall out of the bottom, opposed to a penguin i can just pull out the impeller.

Penguins or aquaclears are both good filters.
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