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lets justsay that one day i will be able to have that 42 gallon my friend has offered me...

what kind of filter should i get?

i've only ever had whisper filters and dont feel that they clean the tank as well as some other filters could.

i've heard peoples reviews on aquaclear but was wondering what size would be appropriate for a 42 gallon...etc etc

i dont know much about filters in general, so any advice would be appreciated :D thank you!

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i would recommend that you run 2 filters just to be on the safe side in case something happens to one. it is said that you want 10x the gph, so you would be needing 420. i say go for more if it is within budget. marineland products are great, good price for a powerful filter and biowheels. then there is hagen who makes aquaclear. great filter and easy change media. i will hopefully be orering 5 filters and other stuff in a week. i cant passup on this deal:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod...mp;pcatid=14448

but, thats for just hobs then there are canisters. if you go tthe money, go ehiem. but for a lil cheaper i would run rena or fluval. there is nothing wrong with mixing and matching as long as you get what is needed. good clean water. have fun researching, its part of the hobby and i find it interesting to know the output and sizes of filters so you know what your getting into. like space restrictions on the wall, go canister if it fits under or beside your stand. if you can bring it off the wall and want hobs, then you can get the dimensions on how far away and what size gaps in the top you need. but heres some stuff for ya.

for hang on backs

http://www.petsolutions.com/Info.aspx?id=401

for canisters

http://www.petsolutions.com/Info.aspx?id=59

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On my old 45 gal tank, I ran a 350 Penguin and Canister filter....That was the best combo for me....but definitely I would have 2 filters on a tank that size. :D

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those charts are PERFECT! that's really great, thanks for that =]

wow, i hadnt even heard of canister filters until you guys mentioned them and i looked them up!

i mean, ive heard the names of them but i didnt know what type of filter they were. i guess ill need to look around more and figure out what i can afford :D thanks guys!

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