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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Projects & Hardware' started by Moolly, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Moolly

    Moolly Member

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    So I'm looking for a new internal filter for my 80L tank, and wanted some advice. I've heard that although fluvals are cheap and cheerful they are crap (not my words!) and to go for a juwel even though they're a bit pricier.
     
    At the moment I have an aqua vital filter, which I haven't had any problems with - I just need something more powerful. I've found a brand that looks alright - aqua evo, but I've looked around online and can't find reviews on it anywhere so was wondering if anyone else had any experience.
     
    Don't get me wrong, I don't want to go out and spend a fortune on a new filter, but I don't want to buy something cheap that doesn't work very well then go out and spend more money on something better.
     
    If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear!
     
  2. techen

    techen Wolf Overlord

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    I just bought a filter for my 73L.
     
    Ehiem Biopower160.
     
    It has 3 sections like a cainster. So I have sponge in the bottom tray, Media in the second and more sponge at the top.
     
    The flow in it is insane, It's also ajustable and comes with a spraybar.
     
    [​IMG]
     
    It's the red one.
     
  3. rolo0151

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    I used on of the APS internals on my old 60L tank. Was more than happy with it & they're very cheap. Still use it on my 200L to create more flow.
     
  4. essjay

    essjay Moderator
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    I second Techen's biopower - I have the 240 on my 125 litre tank.
     
    Though I've used the grey connectors rather than the red ones [​IMG]
     
  5. liamsmith15

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    It's a bit harsh to call Fluval cheap and cheerful...

    I have a 306,and at just shy on a hundred quid it's not cheap! Lol.

    If I were you, I'd be looking at a external and trying to get the most space and out of the tank. You may want to consider a external filter too. I personally like getting as much out of the water a possible. Look at the 106. I think th flow would be adequate.
     
  6. kad191

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    My fluval 306 is spot on [​IMG]
     

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