02-27-2007, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by saganco
Actually I'm not "married to" my Aqua-Tech - in fact, I'm not all that fond of it. I am open to any good suggestions on a better filter for the 10g tank who's role here is 1. fry grow out, 2. emergency hospital, and 3. QT tank for new purchases. So something that I can "adapt" not to suck up the fry - but does a really good job of cleaning the tank.
Are internal filters better than HOB for this size tank and it's uses? If so, tell me more???
HOB always beat internal. Here is my list from the worst to the best
Internal with one type of media that is changed monthly
HOB with one type of media changed monthly
Box filter (very rarely used nowadays)
Normal flow undergravel
Internal with two different medias, one gets changed monthly, the other never changed
Reverse flow undergravel
HOB with bio-wheel or a media that doesnt get changed
Canister with bio-wheel
There are more types of filters like fluidized bed filters but i dont know much about them