Torn Between Caniste Or Hob

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Hi So im starting a 55 gallon long and im putting peacocks, i have an extra aquaclear 50 as for the 2nd filter im thinking ac 70 or 110. I dont know much about canister filter but i travel a lot and i live by myself and i hear they might leak and stuff.

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I would just go with the ac 110. Much simpler maintenance.
 
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david1978 said:
I would just go with the ac 110. Much simpler maintenance.
Alright thanks ill do that
 

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I prefer a canister for a 50 gallon. Im not a fan of thr filtration of HOB on bigger tanks.
 
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smee82 said:
I prefer a canister for a 50 gallon. Im not a fan of thr filtration of HOB on bigger tanks.
Ive wanted to try canister but i feel like if something goes wrong ill have a puddle of water on the floor and ill be at work
 

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Canisters are great, you just have to be committed to cleaning them every couple of months.
 

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I have an AquaClear 70 along with another filter on my 55 gallon and it never looks quite clear enough.
 
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Cichlidnut said:
Canisters are great, you just have to be committed to cleaning them every couple of months.
Oh ok as far as it leaking? Cuz i live by myself and on an 2nd floor apartment haha
 

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My 55 I have Aquaclear 70 and a Eheim 2217 and my fish are not as messy as Peacocks. I also have a Marineland bio wheel thing but it just holds sponges for my pothos to hold onto and a bunch of pothos.
 
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sfsamm said:
My 55 I have Aquaclear 70 and a Eheim 2217 and my fish are not as messy as Peacocks. I also have a Marineland bio wheel thing but it just holds sponges for my pothos to hold onto and a bunch of pothos.
Yea the eheim is the one im looking at and a sunsun 404b i think, how long have you had the eheim and any problems with it?
 

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I've only had this Eheim around a year but absolutely zero issues and I for the first several months had it with some very messy fish lol
 

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I've never had a canister leak. They are sealed up very well. If you loose power, they just stop circulating water.
 
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sfsamm said:
I've only had this Eheim around a year but absolutely zero issues and I for the first several months had it with some very messy fish lol
Thanks for the input cuz i was worried i live by myself, plus im on a 2nd floor apartment
 
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Cichlidnut said:
I've never had a canister leak. They are sealed up very well. If you loose power, they just stop circulating water.
Oh nice cool to know cuz i dont know much about them
 

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I had a canister disaster years ago but it was WELL used and I had rushed my last cleaning and to this day still think it was my fault lol I don't worry really about them.... The SunSun ones I've heard are hard to snap correctly and I've heard a few disasters from that but I don't buy cheap filtration so I can't comment from personal experience lol. I know some people love the SunSun stuff too so don't anyone think I'm bashing I just am not patient enough to be that careful.
 
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sfsamm said:
I had a canister disaster years ago but it was WELL used and I had rushed my last cleaning and to this day still think it was my fault lol I don't worry really about them.... The SunSun ones I've heard are hard to snap correctly and I've heard a few disasters from that but I don't buy cheap filtration so I can't comment from personal experience lol. I know some people love the SunSun stuff too so don't anyone think I'm bashing I just am not patient enough to be that careful.

Sounds good , im looking at eheim 350 or the 2217 and the fluval 306 or 406 if im not mistaken and if i go hob ill get the ac110
 

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I switched to canisters after using hob for a few years. The primary reason was ease of maintenance and restarting if we had a power outage (which happens way to regularly here). The switch was about 5 years ago and no regrets. I run two on my 90 gallon and also ran them on my 55 gallon and a 12o down to a 46 bowfront.
 
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Claire Bear said:
I switched to canisters after using hob for a few years. The primary reason was ease of maintenance and restarting if we had a power outage (which happens way to regularly here). The switch was about 5 years ago and no regrets. I run two on my 90 gallon and also ran them on my 55 gallon and a 12o down to a 46 bowfront.
Thanks im looking into it right now
 

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I Use both canisters and HOB on every aquarium. If one fales there is still one running. Also enables me to get 10x the water column in GPH flow.

Go with Marineland, I have 6 running right now the oldest is over 15 years old. I have never had a leak in any Marineland filters. Wonderful design. All I will ever trust the lives of our fish to.
 
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