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    hi,
    i want to add a filter to my tank. but there is only one slot for a filter on my canopy.
    what can i do?
    can i just cut it of with a saw?
    thanks

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    you cant cut it out with a saw if you wanted to. what sized tank is it?
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    If its your 15 gallon then I'd suggest getting a sponge filter instead of another HOB. It will give better biological filtration the a HOB due to more area on the sponge plus it will help with aeration if that's a concern.
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    i don't have a 15. only a 20. it is half stocked because it has limited filtration. want to add another hob because i have one stored up.
    thanks for the info. why does my tank size matter genocidex?

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    Not sure where I got a 15 gallon from... Never post when your tired right after work I guess If you want to use the other HOB the only option you have to take a saw to it.
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    I sawed off a the plastic on my tank cover to make room for another HOB on my 30 gal. wasn't too hard, I used an electric saw.
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    the reason asked for tank size was because in the smaller thanks its super easy to add too much current in the tank by adding an extra HOB. but a 20g should be fine with 2 smaller hobs. or just upgrade to an aquaclear 50 lol
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    I would have just increased the filter you had. A 20 gallon tank should not require two filters but what's done is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    I would have just increased the filter you had. A 20 gallon tank should not require two filters but what's done is done.
    I agree.

    Too, if you were to convert to a glass top, you can cut the back strip to whatever you want it to be, and replacements are cheap should you later decide to go with a different setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    I would have just increased the filter you had. A 20 gallon tank should not require two filters but what's done is done.
    i would if i didn't have an extra filter lying around doing nothing!
    i like the idea of 1 large filter but i don't wanna pay 60 or something dollars for it.

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