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Aquaclear 50 Aquarium Filter $31.99

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Petco: Here [petco.com]

Amazon: Here [amazon.com]

Petsmart possibly too but I can't access their site for some reason.
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YMMV, but I had a spend $50 on select items to receive 10% off. That makes 2 of the AquaClear 50s $57.58. Great deal on a very popular HOB filter.
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Just a heads up to anyone buying this HOB unless you like flooded floors. You need yo put a weight on the lid as the basket in the filter floats up and spills a crap load of water on the floor
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Good deal. I like aquaclear because i can use it with different medias for fresh or salt tanks. I need one to grow chaeto in reef tank.
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Good find! We need more aquarium deals!
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Quote from Ch0l0snhipsterz :
Just a heads up to anyone buying this HOB unless you like flooded floors. You need yo put a weight on the lid as the basket in the filter floats up and spills a crap load of water on the floor
Correct, sort of. I have been using these for years. If you don't clean the sponge/filter media every 3 or 4 weeks it can overflow. If you see water bypassing the normal outlet and coming out around the syphon tube that is a clue media is getting plugged, change it.
I use the sponge that comes with it, the porous ceramic type media and top it of with "Poly Fil".
Great filter
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Quote from Ch0l0snhipsterz :
Just a heads up to anyone buying this HOB unless you like flooded floors. You need yo put a weight on the lid as the basket in the filter floats up and spills a crap load of water on the floor
AquaClear is probably the most popular brand of non-kit HOB filters. I wouldn't throw out the brand because of one bad experience.
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Quote from Ch0l0snhipsterz :
Just a heads up to anyone buying this HOB unless you like flooded floors. You need yo put a weight on the lid as the basket in the filter floats up and spills a crap load of water on the floor
If your basket is floating it doesn't have enough flow. There's also an adjustable piece on the bottom that allows you too angle the filter towards the tank, which would prevent ot from over flowing into the floor.
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If your basket is floating it doesn't have enough flow. There's also an adjustable piece on the bottom that allows you too angle the filter towards the tank, which would prevent ot from over flowing into the floor.
Correct, putting weight on the lid just masks the fact that whatever you have in the basket (sponge, filter floss, etc.) is clogged and impeding flow, don't do that.
Either clean out your filter media when this happens or if it's happening too frequently for your liking, change to more coarse filter media.
You might also want to put a prefilter on the intake tube (I put these on all my HOB's anyway since it increases the surface area, essentially supercharging the filter).

A lot of people either don't use that adjustable piece or adjust it till the filter is only level with the tank. I always have it angled towards the tank and it prevents any overflow issues onto the floor.
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Quote from Ch0l0snhipsterz :
Just a heads up to anyone buying this HOB unless you like flooded floors. You need yo put a weight on the lid as the basket in the filter floats up and spills a crap load of water on the floor
I use two sponges in the media compartment (model 70). Clean the filters once every other month. No issue since 1995. Bigger is always better if you have room to hang the filter.
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The aquaclear 70 is $45 with save 20% over $50 purchase with in store pickup checked, possibly pair that with c/b and better option
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I don't get WHY it's the deal? isn't the price always 30???? it used to be below 20.
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If you buy two at Amazon, the "save 20% when you buy $50 of select items" kicks i, bringing the price down to $25.59 each.
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