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  1. #11

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    My honest opinion would be to ditch the HOB's and invest in a good canister filter.I know I will probably be crucified as a blasphemer but, I'm not impressed with the HOB's ability to move water and they often leave dead spots, especially in a long tank like a 55g.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I would have never thought that...you have both?....how much wider is the output?
    I had the 70 and 110 on the 90 gal that I sold some months back...had to be at least 1" wider...but I was always surprised at the "gentle" outflow of the 110 compared to the 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    My honest opinion would be to ditch the HOB's and invest in a good canister filter.I know I will probably be crucified as a blasphemer but, I'm not impressed with the HOB's ability to move water and they often leave dead spots, especially in a long tank like a 55g.
    I respect your opinion. I have considered a canister, yet in the future, I'd like to build a 20 gal sump for this 55gal.
    I would like to have that xtra-xtra volume of water.

    Alas, funds and time will not allow canister at this time.

    Mommy, would you choose sump over canister?

  4. #14

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    Happy Birthday. - gadget228 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Looks like its time for a second cup! - Trillianne always fun - Surfdog thanks for sweetening the pot! - fishmommie 
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    I think a sump is superior filtration but would still go with the canister. Canisters are much more quiet and again to be honest, sumps scare me because of possible overflowing.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    My honest opinion would be to ditch the HOB's and invest in a good canister filter.I know I will probably be crucified as a blasphemer but, I'm not impressed with the HOB's ability to move water and they often leave dead spots, especially in a long tank like a 55g.
    +1 to that (and not the blasphemy part either)

    While the aquac clear filters are among the best out there, I would think a good quality and properly sized canister (or sump) would offer better filtration
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    +1 to that (and not the blasphemy part either)

    While the aquac clear filters are among the best out there, I would think a good quality and properly sized canister (or sump) would offer better filtration
    Another +1. Not a fan of hob filters, particularly in larger tanks.

    -S

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    On larger tanks I also like to have a canister filter, but there's nothing wrong with having a canister and an AC110. More filtration and then if one breaks you have a backup until you can fix it.
    ~Manna
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    90 gallon fw community in progress

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