Which make on internal filter is the best

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by Dolly Sprint 16v, 29 Nov 2008.

  1. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    i have just bought a Aqua Mode 300 aquarium as a second tank for smaller fish e.g Glaxay Rasbora / ember tetras endlers etc and I would like some advice on which internal filter unit to buy, the tank is intial supplied with an undergravel filter / pump. the pump supplied pumps 400 LPH and I want to fit an internal filter unit, I dont know whether to fit a unit that pumps the same amount of water or slightly increase the flow to 600LPH, any thought. :?:

    Regards

    Paul.
     
  2. I like the JBL ones :)
     
  3. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    fluval are normally regarded as one of the best. the 1+, 2+, 3+ and 4+. i have a 2+ and a 1+ in my 38l and the horrid juwel thing plus a 4+ in my 120l. and a spare 4+ just in case.
     
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  5. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Personally I love Ehiem Aquaball internals ahead of any other I've tried. They are great and big for the flow they provide, plus you can add extra modules to up the media capacity.

    I have one of the Fluval ones at school at it's too fancy - little bits of plastic and bits that slide out and fold together and it's a faff. After looking at the video review PFK did of the new one it looks like more of the same. I like the more straightforward engineering of the Ehiem.
     
  6. SteveyG

    SteveyG Member

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    I like the Eheim PowerLine internal filters. I've not used the aquaball filters but they look equally well built.
     
  7. Simon D

    Simon D Member

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    I've got an Eheim Aquaball 2210 rated at 180 to 550 lph. In my opinion it is a brilliant peice of equipment for the price (c. £20) it is easy to clean and runs very well and is quiet. I want to upgrade this to an external with more power/circulation and am looking again at an Eheim as they are so well built. Sod the expence, the wife doesn't need to know everything! :D
     
  8. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Many thanks for the advise regarding which internal filter to buy - I have decided / bought an Eheim Aquaball 2210, slightly bigger flow rate than required 0.5 x greater - pump supplied 400LPH, 2210 - 550 PLH, I did not want to go to high as the tank is only 20 litres. I will keep you all posted how I find the pump once installed. :D

    Regards
    Paul.U
     

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