Looking for cheap filter for 2ft tank

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so i just picked up a 2ft tank today and thinking about how to filter it, it will have plants but wanting to try a tank with a filter so what's a good option? it can't be loud or too expensive, a hob would be my first choice but it would have to go on the end and i'm not sure if tat would filter the entire tank or only one half of it....any links or suggestions to reasonably cheap filters or alternatives would be great. i do have a sponge filter but the pump is so noisy, otherwise i would use that. thanks!
 

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An HOB would filter the entire tank. It's the tanks 4 feet and longer that need two filters.
I would recommend a sponge filter if you are worried about an HOB moving the plants around.
 

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HakeyrKelly said:
These are two that I've been looking at. Any thoughts?
There is advantages to both. I prefer HOB filters and find them easier to clean, but internal filters won't overflow if they become clogged.
Your choice.
 
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AquaticQueen said:
There is advantages to both. I prefer HOB filters and find them easier to clean, but internal filters won't overflow if they become clogged.
Your choice.
Do you think these exact products are good? What size would I get for a 20 g long?
 

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You can try the Marineland biowheel, if you want something cheaper. I have one in my 20g long and its been doing great with my own filter media instead of what they give you.

Also I would personally remove the wheel like thing in the front of the filter as its pretty much useless. All i have in it is a sponge, some biomax and filter floss.
 

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HakeyrKelly said:
Do you think these exact products are good? What size would I get for a 20 g long?
I have not owned either of these filters before, but I do own two of the Top Fin Silentstream HOBs and it's pretty good.
Pretty much any filter that is rated for 20 gallons or larger. I would personally get a filter that is rated for a 30 gallon tank so that your tank is overfiltered (a really good thing!).
 

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marmaaa said:
I would personally remove the wheel
I remove the wheel and put another sponge in it's place. More surface area for BB, and I like it slowing the outflow up a bit.
 

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AquaticQueen said:
I have not owned either of these filters before, but I do own two of the Top Fin Silentstream HOBs and it's pretty good.
Pretty much any filter that is rated for 20 gallons or larger. I would personally get a filter that is rated for a 30 gallon tank so that your tank is overfiltered (a really good thing!).
I have 2 of those that came with the tanks and they work really well too!
 

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faydout said:
I remove the wheel and put another sponge in it's place. More surface area for BB, and I like it slowing the outflow up a bit.
Ooo I should do that! ty!
 
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