- Reaction score
- Long Island
- More than 10 years
The reason I say one of both is. The canister with an intake sponge on it can run for a long time between cleanings. It will be breaking down all the waste that goes through it and in time help remove nitrates from the tank. The hob will be removing all the stuff floating around in the tank and keeping the water clean and looking clean. The hob set up with sponges a nice layer of filter floss and some matrix will be the workhorse and should be cleaned weekly with the intake sponge on the canister. These should be cleaned at water changes.
Ok 2 hobs would work clean one every other week at water changes. 2canisters I just dont see the advantage.
As to what type of canisters I just went with what was offered. Yes there are other cheaper canisters that can be used. All do the same thing. Most have 3/4” hoses.