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thinking of getting a new filter for my 20 long tank. I love my penguin 170, with the biowheel I've never had any ammonia or nitrites. The only problem is it seems to do a horrid job of mechanical filtering. There always seems to be something floating around in the water. I'm trying not to overfeed or anything, so i don't think it's that. Anywayz, i was looking for suggestions for a new filter, most likely a canister. I admit, I'm bad about filter maintence and not having to clean it for 3-4 months would be a godsend.
 

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EHIEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all I can say, I just read a review on it and it sounds like it's well worth it and also some advice and comments from members who own it. I may think about getting one but I am not sure at the moment.
 

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Thaerin, I used a Eheim 2232 on my 20 long and it did a nice job. I have since moved it a 30 and it does not seem to be quite enough flow for my liking. TFP has a sale on the next size up (the 2233) which is rated for 145 gph for $69.99?. The 2232 is $99.99 ? and is rated for 127 gph. If you like to have a heavy fish load you could use the extra gph. I purchased an inline heater for my canister and I really like the heater out of the tank. I have heard good things about the filstars, but I have not used one. I love the Eheim.
 
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