Marineland Vs Aquaclear

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by mmp4, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. m

    mmp4 Valued Member Member

    I have both a Marineland penguin 200 filter and also an AquaClear 30 filter. Is either one ok for a 20g tank or is one better than the other? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AngelTheGypsy

    AngelTheGypsy Fishlore VIP Member

    If you have an AquaClear, I'd go with that one! They are the most trusted HOB in the hobby, as far as I know. When I was shopping for a filter, several people told me to go with the AC if I did HOB. I got the AC 70, but then switched to a canister.
     
  3. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlack Fishlore VIP Member

    The Penguin is not as well made or as durable, but it is rated larger. The AQ is a better device, but it would be just enough filter. You would be doing 25-30% weekly water changes, I hope, and if you don't overstock, you can use either.

    I'd put both on!
     
  4. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    I am partial to the AquaClear, but they are both okay.
     
  5. Buganjimo

    Buganjimo Well Known Member Member

    I vote AC i got the 20 for my 5.5 gallon betta tank. I just used the flow changer thingy so it all the way down
     
  6. OP
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    m

    mmp4 Valued Member Member

    Thanks everyone. So its looking like aquaclear for the win
     
  7. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    So... just as a note. I am a firm believer in two filters. Have one go bad and lose fish... even 30 years ago... it leaves a mark.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    m

    mmp4 Valued Member Member

    Agree, thinking about it now it is better to be safe than sorry. Thanks
     




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