Internal Filters around £20 - Recommendations

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by skinz180189, 16 Jul 2009.

  1. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    Anybody recommend a decent internal filter suitable for a 60L tank, which I hope will become quite well stocked with plants in the future. A few people have told me to ditch the elite 100 stingray filter I have.

    External is not an option, I don't want even more clutter on the floor.
     
  2. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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    eheim aquaball's
    fluval u series
    fluval plus series
    maybe a hang on the back filter? aquaclear's are good HOBS
     
  3. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    Would probably require chopping of my hood. Will check them out though.
     
  4. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    Can't find any dimensions for the fluval ranges :rolleyes:. Just a side question, would I be able to put the media from my current filter in so that I don't lose the bacteria colonies?
     
  5. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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    yeah, you can thats no prob, just cut the sponges to size for the new filter
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Ditto :D
     
  7. squiggley

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    I have a Fluval plus 4 or a Fluval U2 going spare both only used for a couple of months.
    I'll see if I can measure them
     
  8. Nelson

    Nelson Member

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    for another tenner you could try a JBL i60.even comes with a little spraybar and you can buy more filter modules.
     
  9. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    Think I'm going to go for a Fluval U2, just wish I knew how big it was lol.
     
  10. samc

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  11. squiggley

    squiggley Member

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    Fluval U2 is

    approx 9x21x9cm excluding output nozzles
     
  12. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    Quite tall then. Will have to measure tank before purchasing.
     
  13. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    IME/O get an Ehiem Aquaball. Best internal filter I've ever used (apart from the Juwel integrated ones).
     
  14. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    Too late, realised the Fluval would fit and bought that. I like the flow adjustment features on the Fluval, I know Eheim have a better reputation but I liked the Fluval more.
     

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