Hangon vs canister

Discussion in 'Filtration' started by Lowflyer7, Mar 25, 2020 at 3:44 PM.

  1. Saibot

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    Keep the canopy.. Don't cut. In the winter when your heater is working well but not too often you will thank me. Hoods and canopies help to keep a substantial amount of heat in
    Canisters are expensive but you will be grateful.
     
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  3. Whoknows

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    Where's the vote for new tank. :lol:
     
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    Lowflyer7

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    Haha! Although I love my fish keeping, I am a one tank kind of guy :) (and my wife is a no tanks kind of woman:lol:)
     
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    If you add a front to your stand then canister for sure
     
  6. GaryG

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    Why not do a sump, there is plenty room under the tank, a 2 foot aquarium sump enough space for plenty media and heater, nothing but your suction and return in the tank and loads cheaper than a canister.
     
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    Sell it buy a 5ft and the canister boom. The best of both :lol:

    Just jokong though
     
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    I had the same problem and then my wife went to Spain for a week and when she came home I had two more tanks and I said that refund would be impossible because they were filled with substrate and plants already hahaha
     
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    :lol::thumbup:
     
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    Sump....so much freedom. I have a HOB,, and with load shedding is a nightmare, as it doesn't flow without priming again. Luckily I run two filters.
     
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    Sumps are great. But if u can’t do one, and u need quick filter cleaning, I’d go hang on back. I’ve got an Aquaclear 110 and 70 on a 4ft African Cichlid tank and work extremely well - my cichlids are big.

    Cleaning takes no more than 15mins and the filter self prime.
     
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    Lowflyer7

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    I spoke to the wife and likes the idea of a HOB filter. She likes the look of a tank, but doesn't like looking at this when sitting on the couch. o_O

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    My vote is a canister without a doubt I personally don’t like sumps but my opinion might change one day. Currently I have my canister and a additional sponge filter just because. A canister also means you can if wanted do really nice lily pipes or similar things if you’re after a really “clean” build. But as always that’s just my opinions.
     
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    I think it’s important to humour the spouses, especially when the tanks are right in our living spaces.
     
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