Best filter

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by fishchick, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. fishchickValued MemberMember

    I have 2 filters currently on my tank, what would be best filter to have just to have one one the back

  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What size tank? What filters and sizes do you currently have on the tank?

    I really like the Aquaclear filters.

  3. fishchickValued MemberMember

    Have pengiun 200 biowheel 2 of them using size c filters , 75g tank

  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    That's not enough filtration for the tank, so I'd definitely upgrade.

    Do you want more HOBs? Or did you want to try a canister?

    For HOBs, you want a GPH equal to 8-10x the volume of the tank.

    For canisters, 3-5x will do (though you want that GPH when it's full of media, not when it's empty; the advertised GPH of the canister is when it's empty).
  5. Angels4Valued MemberMember

    I have a penguin 200 with bio wheel and a sponge filter in one tank .
  6. fishchickValued MemberMember

    Want something on back of tank
  7. fishchickValued MemberMember

    Using 2 filters one on each side of the penguin biowheel 200 , just want one filter that would cover whole tank that is quiet
  8. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    If you want just one filter on a 75 gal, a canister filter would be your best option. I think 2 HOBs would be best for a 75 gal if you didn't want a canister.
  9. CROWNTAILBETTAWell Known MemberMember

    I would recommend the aqueon quietflow, its super efficient and there is a sale going on at petco for all aqueon products.
  10. Charles556Valued MemberMember

    ^Canisters are great filters for the larger tanks. I have the Eheim Classic 350, or the 2215, for my 50 gal, and it does a great job at filtering. The one small downside is that it doesn't disturb the surface that much, unlike a HOB.

    Of course, this could also be seen as a pro, as many fish don't like strong current.

    If you're looking into HOBs, TexasDomer's suggestion of the Fluval Aquaclear is superb. They're quiet, reliable, and have a proven track record. I have a Aquaclear 30 on my 20 gal, which is right next to my bed. I still can't hear it from more than 6 inches away.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
  11. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    I would never run any tank on just one filter. For a tank of that size I would run a pair of Ac70s or Ac110s depending on what you stock.
  12. fishchickValued MemberMember

    So I could use just one Aqueon filter and would cover my 75 g tank well ?
  13. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember


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