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New Filter Needed... Reckon I Want To Go With Same Again?...opinions Welcome..

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Offline suzie61

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Hi All,
My 64litre tank has had 2 filters running - the one it came with (waterfall style CF2 I think) and interpet PF1.
The pair work in unison to create a nice flow round the tank.

My old PF1 has now given up and thought Id ask your opinions before committing to another!!!

I am leaning towards just buying a replacement PF1 as keeping 2 filters does mean there is no immediate panic should one break. I am not keen to go up a size as having 2 already uses up tank space - Id have to upgrade if I only intended to use one filter!
Any thoughts welcome!

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If you like the PF1, get another. It has the advantage that you can just move the media into the new filter without having to persuade it to fit with a pair of scissors.

But if you feel the PF1 will not last long - the first one has already stopped working but you don't say how old it is, it could have been running perfectly for years  :) - then this is the chance to try something new.
Should you decide to opt for a different filter, the smaller Eheim Aquaballs or Fluvals U series are good makes. Having done it myself, it is quite easy to get the wrong shape media to fit in the Aquaballs.

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If you already have aeration in the tank you could use this to have an air powered filter...

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Thsnkd for the thoughts. think I might go with PF1 again this time for simplicity (it had been around a cpl of yrs, could have lasted longer though :(  )

The aquaball looks interesting, I like the all round intake, not seen before as always thought about trying the fluval.... I will take the time to investigate media etc

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I confess that I do like the Eheim aquaballs (smaller tanks) and biopowers (bigger tanks). But one thing I would recommend is to always have a spare impeller shaft in the cupboard. They are ceramic and if you are clumsy like me, they can get broken. This applies to other makes with ceramic shafts as well  :)

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