Best Fish Tank Filter

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I need a recommendation or two : which fish tank filter is the best out there? Thank you!
 

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Well depends, what is this filter being used for in the tank? Plants, what type of fish? How big? Personally i like sponge filters for my bettas and the Aquaclear for other fish.
 

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Aquaclear filters are my favourite there room for extra filtration is good and I like the price.
 
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Well I don't have a fish yet but I want to get either a Cichlid or a Betta, so I just need a filter that does it all. Thanks everyone!
 

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Greetings and welcome to Fishlore

That is a Chevy or Ford question. Myself, I only use Marineland filters.
 
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Thunder_o_b said:
Greetings and welcome to Fishlore

That is a Chevy or Ford question. Myself, I only use Marineland filters.
Thank you for the tip, I'll definitely look into getting one of those!
 

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Do you want HOB, internal or canister? It's a question where everyone will have their own opinion though
Also need to consider tank size, bioload, maintenance, access to spare parts, etc
 

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Mei Lin said:
Well I don't have a fish yet but I want to get either a Cichlid or a Betta, so I just need a filter that does it all. Thanks everyone!
For bettas i suggest sponge filters as they are gentle on their long fins.
 

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Mei Lin said:
Well I don't have a fish yet but I want to get either a Cichlid or a Betta, so I just need a filter that does it all. Thanks everyone!
Cichlids need a lot bigger tanks than Bettas, so if your tank is only small go with the Betta. In which case sponge filter connected to an air pump is a great filter for a Betta tank as suggested
 

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I have a betta in my 23g community tank but he was alone in it for quite awhile. Since I bought the tank, I've used a Tidal 55 on it.

Been working flawlessly ever since. It has 3 intakes:
1. Surface skimmer
2. Mid-level intake
3. Bottom intake pipe

There's also actually a fourth intake on the left side where the heater holder slides in.

Make sure to read up on gph requirements depending on what tank size you get.
 
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Thank you all! :cat:
 
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