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    What would i need to accomplish both types of filteration? i have a 50 gallon tank which i plan to stock with two peacock eels and i currently have a HOB filter (aqueon 06117 quietflow 50 power filter). Would a canister filter be the best for me? I heard i need double the filteration for my tank, is this true? and what media would i need to accomplish both filteration?

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    canisters are usually lower flow and better for biological filtration. aquaclear HOBs have a high turnover rate and work great for mechanical. a combo of both is best.
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