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HOB Vs Top Filter

Postby FishTank » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:03 am

Hi,
Which is the best filter for 3ft Angel Tank ?
Angel fish don't like too much current of water flow so I will avoid IPF.
Do any special treatment required for new tank if I want to keep HOB or Top Filter ?
I'm going to order new 3ft tank from LFS.
Also tell me the pros & cons of both filter including price of the filter too.
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Re: HOB Vs Top Filter

Postby arnab » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:21 pm

dont even think of running a 3ft tank with HOB. they dont come with high flow, also area of filtering media is low.
if you have space and you are not adding co2 into your tank then go for top filter.
many people also dont like top filters due to various reasons like dirt clogging, co2 reduction etc, even for sound of water also. But certainly HOB for your tank is out of question.
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Re: HOB Vs Top Filter

Postby FishTank » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:33 pm

ok then no hob.
but how to setup top filter ?
top filter can be set up on any tank without any special treatment ?
and co2 for what ?
i want to keep angel,bala & red tail shark etc.
should i consider about ipf of low capacity ?
can u tell me the price of top filter for 3ft tank ?
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Re: HOB Vs Top Filter

Postby arnab » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:37 pm

you need to consider the volume of the water here. small ipf can not manage that.

go to local shop or galiff street and buy a sobo top filter. you need to have space top of the tank (under the hood) to accommodate the media box.

hobbyist provide co2 in their planted tank as a supplement for plant growing. TOP filter creates turbulence in the water, co2% gets less due to that. you may ignore this for now.
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Re: HOB Vs Top Filter

Postby FishTank » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:45 pm

o,i did not think about plants but only fishes till now.
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