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Old 09-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #1 
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HOB Filters

I might have to purchase a couple HOB filters. Anybody got some advice?
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:42 AM   #2 
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Skip the HOB's and get a sponge filter, lol! ;)

Sorry, that's my preference though. :) I've only gotten the super cheap tetra HOB's, and they're crap. :P They're part of why I switched to sponges...I got so tired of the things conking out on me that I gave up. ;)

Hopefully someone else will come along who can actually give you MUCH better information if you really are dedicated to a HOB. ;)

(...or you could get a sponge fiiiiillllltttterrr....) ;)
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:57 AM   #3 
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I've always used the Marineland Penguin Power Filters with Bio Wheels. They've worked great for me and are nice and quiet. Also, you can go to Walmart and buy their brand replacement filter cartridges for waaaaay cheaper than the Marineland brand name ones. :P Then to baffle the filter I use the water bottle trick seen here: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139
Hope this helps! ^__^
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:01 AM   #4 
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Oh, one more note, you can pull out the cartridges and just stuff sponges in there. It's far, far cheaper, and the sponges last a year or more typically. You don't need carbon, and the sponge gives a much, much larger surface area for the BB's to colonize and live on. :)
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:38 AM   #5 
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Hagen AquaClear are the best HOB IMHO

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #6 
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The biggest problem I'm worried about. Is a filter actually fitting on my tank with the lid on. Here is a couple pictures. It is only a 5 gallon tank, so I don't need a very big filter. So stressed about this. I might have to order the one that came with the tank..
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #7 
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It looks like that section in the center on the back is where the filter is supposed to go. If it was me, I 'd measure that section, and then when I started looking for filters, find out the dimensions of each one so that I would know it would fit before ordering.

I hope that helps! :)
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