Aquarium Filter Type Preference

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Mike, Jan 10, 2005.


Vote for the type of filtration you use in your aquarium:

  1. Corner filter

  2. UGF (Under Gravel Filter)

  3. Power filter

  4. Canister filter

  5. Wet/Dry Trickle filter

  6. Multiple filters

  7. Other

  1. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    Please vote for the type filtration you use!
  2. j

    joe Valued Member Member


    is this a power filter
  3. f

    fishfreak Valued Member Member

    yes it is a power filter if u look to the right u can see a motor housing on it. ;)

  4. j

    joe Valued Member Member

    thanks fishfreak
  5. f

    fishfreak Valued Member Member

    welcome ;)
  6. Angela_96

    Angela_96 Well Known Member Member

    Wait.. I missed the "multiple filters option" I have on all tanks a penguin biowheel filter and on my 2 larger tanks a eheim ecco on each
  7. P

    Peterpiper Well Known Member Member

    Love the caniser filter, easy to clean, swap media's
  8. sirdarksol

    sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    Most of my tanks have multiple filters. All have either a HOB or an internal filter (Whisper "i" series). One also has a UGF powered with a powerhead. Another has a refugium setup, and another has enough plants that it could probably run filter-less.
  9. s

    sgould Well Known Member Member

    Power filter on the fresh tank. Whisper brand.
  10. Angela_96

    Angela_96 Well Known Member Member

    thats what I love about my eheim eccos, they are so easy to take care of!
  11. n

    nickf5 New Member Member

  12. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Power filter hangs on the outside back of the tank and a canister is usually hidden outside underneath
  13. n

    nickf5 New Member Member

  14. z

    zeddy Valued Member Member

    i use different kind of filters depending on wich tank. my sw im curently building a sump, my cichlid tank has power and ugf and my community tanks have power filters
  15. A

    Allie Fishlore VIP Member

    We have a canister for our 120g and HOB/power filters on the rest multiple on some tanks.
  16. s

    susitna-flower Well Known Member Member

    All my tanks have UGFs with powerheads, my 125 also has an Eheim 2028, and one 55 has a powerhead on the UGF and a HOB filter, the 55g shrimp tank has two HOB filters, one is drawing water from the UGF.

    The only frustrating thing about my set up are the MTS snails that get into the filters...this can't be good for the filters, and I know it must be traumatic for the snails....:;dk
  17. beginnerfishlover

    beginnerfishlover New Member Member

    I have a Tetra Whisper filter that is in-tank. I'm guessing it's considered a power filter, but I'm not sure. And on my next tank, I'm definetly going to get a filter that is on the outside of the tank. :)
  18. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Valued Member Member

    I had an under gravel filter and took it out when i went heavily planted and upgraded the light substrate and co2. I have an Eheim 2215 and half a dozen HOB filters of various makes and models the one i really want to get and try on my next tank is a biowheel i have heard good things and they look like a neat toy. They were on sale the other day $10 off and i was so tempted to buy one just to try it out.
  19. napoleon wrasse queen

    napoleon wrasse queen New Member Member

    I love my penguin bio-wheel 250!!! :;perfect
  20. e

    emilai333 Valued Member Member

    I use a power filter on my big goldie tank, but for the safety of fry and small fish am using corner/box filters in the little tanks, so I chose corner filters because I have more of those.

    Also, corner filters run on air pumps, and I literally have more air pumps than I have tanks. I swear I only bought one, and one came from a friend... the other 4 I can't account for.

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