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    Default HIT filter

    I guess if we call filters we hang on the back of Tanks ..HOB... HIT is ok for ones hung inside tanks


    I have a couple of tanks that I can't fit Aquaclear HOB on and I really don't want/need a cannister and its expense but sponges just arent cutting it by themselves. What to do?

    Bought two cheapo HIT to try out.$12-13 dollars each. Hard to beat. Basically its a power head with 3 filtration chambers.Comes with sponges but each chamber is separate so you can easily use other media. Theres a bunch of brands but the one I am using is Cherams (20 watt) They have been great on my 55 gal tanks.

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    Great for added filtration and water flow...and has an adjustable venturi valve for added aeration if needed. Really a great combo.with air driven sponges.

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    I bought some Odyssea EX 350 to use in my 55s. They did not work very well. Way to much current. The discus looked like trout holding position in a rushing white water river.

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    Default Re: HIT filter

    Isn't this similar to Eheim Powerline 2252 XL which I have... https://www.aquaristikshop.com/fi/EH...L-2252/225202/

    HOW can it be so cheap?

    (I like this filter overall, very easy to clean and does a good job of collecting debris but it does need some tuning... I attached a piece of hose and a spray bar to the output so the current isn't too strong and can be directed where I want to.)

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    Default Re: HIT filter

    I tried a marine land polishing filter and did a great job but just too much pressure. I ended up putting it directly in the sump works great there. Thanks. Al these look very interesting, just order 2 if they work out at that price I'll get a bunch of them.
    It would be nice to get a small ball valve for the output, that way you could restrict the output to suit the tank that you are using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanman View Post
    I bought some Odyssea EX 350 to use in my 55s. They did not work very well. Way to much current. The discus looked like trout holding position in a rushing white water river.
    I've got an Odysea 350 and that thing is a stapler. As it in staples the fish to the side of the tank.
    I use it to circulate/aerate water in one of my aging barrels.

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    Default Re: HIT filter

    I dont have any of those filters mentioned here to compare against but heres a pic of one of my Ram tanks running one...

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    its a 55 gal... Rams have no problem with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwcarlson View Post
    I've got an Odysea 350 and that thing is a stapler. As it in staples the fish to the side of the tank.
    I use it to circulate/aerate water in one of my aging barrels.
    That is what I am planning on doing.

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