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VallisneriaMan
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Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Location: Denton, Texas

PostPosted: 2010.09.18(Sat)11:37    Post subject: Want to purchase a new filter Reply with quote

I'm wanting to purchase a new filter for my 20G tank. I was wondering if anybody has suggestions and what would be best. Thanks
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rales12
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PostPosted: 2010.09.18(Sat)13:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is your current filter?
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VallisneriaMan
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PostPosted: 2010.09.19(Sun)6:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a Aquarium Systems Duetto 20 internal. It was given to me and I'm not able to get the part that holds the carbon chunks out it was put in wrong and is stuck.
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Darkblade48
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Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Location: Yokohama, Japan

PostPosted: 2010.09.19(Sun)7:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

An Eheim 2215 would be an excellent choice, if you have the funding.

Otherwise, an appropriately sized HOB (hang on the back) filter would also work.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.20(Mon)0:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would second the Eheim.

If you end up going with a HOB then I'd suggest AquaClear.
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Bruiser
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)15:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all about the Aquaclear filters and would recommend them to anyone.. good sized media compartment, lots of media options, adjustable flow, quiet reliable and self priming.. all the makings of a great filter if you ask me!
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FrogSplash
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Joined: 24 Sep 2010
Location: Trabuco Canyon, CA

PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)16:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a hob I would recommend the Fusion power filter 4. It's rated for 15-40 gal tanks and in my 8 months of using it, I never had any problems. The intake valve is adjustable and the flow regulator works well. I don't know about prices in your area, but I bought mine for 39.99

Setup is very easy, maintenance is a breeze, and the setup is a clear see through yet durable plastic so you can see what is going on and have a visual reference for knowing when to change the floss or clean the other parts. It is also incredibly silent when the proper water levels are kept. In addition to get it going, all you have to do is have the water level correct, and plug it in.

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/246806/I/1/product.web
http://www.cichlidexplorer.com/jw-pet-fusion-power-filters/
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)18:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fluval U2 would be an excellent and durable & silent filter and they are reasonably priced.
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rales12
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PostPosted: 2010.09.26(Sun)0:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with diademhill! If you're looking for another internal filter, the Fluval U2 is a good option.

They really are silent, too... When I plugged my U4s in the first time, I had to check to stick my hand in and check to make sure they'd turned on. Smile
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KhiaraFish
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PostPosted: 2010.09.26(Sun)0:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on what you want to go with, check out your local craigslist, I am looking for a lighting fixture and found the one I want still new in box, for half price. Very Happy
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