Unparalleled Performance for a H.O.B.!!
First off, I have a planted 45 gallon tank. It was a pain trying to find a decent filter that is catered to planted aquarium setups. This hang-on-back's filtration is incredibly thorough: you wouldn't know it by looking at it's seemingly low flow rate. Even just its bio-sponge has been taking out a lot more particulates & waste than my old 55 Aqueon Quietflow and its dual cartridges!
The motor (located on the outside of unit; Quietflow is underwater) runs almost so quietly, I wonder if it's actually running sometimes! The Quietflow was so noisy, I could hear it from upstairs (the noise may have stressed out the fish, too). The filter itself is very easy to clean, and offers the customization of filter media like that of a canister filter. My favorite feature is the adjustable flow rate using the intake tube; it is a great boon to planted tanks, especially when establishing small, new plants, or even housing delicate fish/inverts.
The one thing I wish it had, is a longer intake tube; it comes w/ one additional extension, but w/ both combined together, it only reaches about 7 or 8 inches. Still, it's a magnificent filter, and I am very pleased w/ its durability and performance!!Read full review
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