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Filter Dilema

Posted By: Gareth Dominy <gdominy@canada.com>
Date: Friday, 5 April 2002, at 2:17 p.m.

Currently I am running an Aquaclear 500 on the 45 Gallon tank. I am feeling a little dissastified with this filter for a few reasons and I was hoping for a few suggestions.

Before the comments come in, I am trying to stick to a restricted budget.

The Aquaclear 500 seems to have a limited ability to remove suspended particulate matter from the water. I have worked around this limitation but creating a foam "ring" that fits around the intake pipe. It works fairly well, but it does restrict the water flow a smidge.

I have been toying with the idea of replacing (or adding to) the aquaclear 500 with a Fluval 304 Cannister filter. Nobody in Victoria seems to carry anything aside from the Hagens so it makes sen