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Hagen Aqua Clear 50 Hang-On-Back Power Filter 200 GPH

 
AquaClear Powerfilters 50 200 by Aquaclear. Superior filtering capabilities through dual biological and mechanical filtration


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Installation and Operation To be honest, I've never read the instructions on how to install one of these. It's pretty Barney-style simple, just put the intake together, slap it on, put the media in and get going. One important thing to remember is to prime the pump by filling the filter with water before plugging it in.


Performance vs. Expectations The filter works as expected. Mine has been running on its current tank for 4 years now, and came from another thank that ran for a couple years before it. The only thing I would be cautious of is actually trying to filter a 50gal tank with one of these filters. Manufacturers are notorious for over-rating their equipment. Mine had filtered a 29gal tank and is now on a 10gal specimen tank.


Value for money I purchased this years ago and have not had to replace it. It's value increases each year it continues to run. I will certainly buy another if/when my current one goes out because of the value for the money of this piece.


Liked about it 1. Keeps on ticking
2. Easy to clean and replace media
3. Easy to install and disassemble


Didn't like 1. Years of flow adjustment has worn on the intake pipe
2. flow regulation could be more effective


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By Kristopher
Sep 22, 2010
 
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Great hang on the back filter

Installation and Operation This is a easy filter to put together and cleaning it is even easyer everything comes out easy and all of the parts you can get to you should clean this filter about every month or two


Performance vs. Expectations This filter is great way better than all of the filters with just the carbon when you change the carbon on the aqua clear the chemistry doesnt all get messsed


Value for money this is such a cheap filter fo the price for the price i say go out and get it


Customer Support i just got it from the petsmart it was very cheap there cheaper than anyone else


Liked about it i likes that there was a 3 stage filtration sytem and that when you took out the carbon it didnt mess up the chemistry in your tank


Didn't like This was a over all great filter the only thing bad is that it can clog up with alage you just need to clean it thow


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By gr.dane101
May 02, 2011
 
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Great HOB

Installation and Operation Very easy and straight forward to install. Took all of about 5min before it was running. Just hang add media and plug in. Very easy to operate. Maintance takes abotu 5min a week. Just pull the media out and rinse it. Sometime sand and debris collects on the pump side which means you have to remove the unit and rinse in the sink. Still only takes 10min tops. The "Flow control" seems useless since it doesn't really change the flow.


Performance vs. Expectations I assume since it does a great job. I got this unit free so I never researched it or the manufacture. It is a little loud with the lid on it so I run it without the lid and you can't even hear it.


Liked about it Easy Setup
Quiet without lid
Easy to clean and maintain


Didn't like Loud with lid on.
Pickup tube doesn't seal which lets air in if the connection is above the water line.


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4.0

By Highflyr
Aug 20, 2010
 
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Aqua Clear 200

Installation and Operation Very easy to install and works great. Requires very little maintenance and it takes a long time for flow rate to become to slow despite how well it traps debris. It does require some unclogging of the motor every 2 months or so, but the motor is very easily accessed.


Performance vs. Expectations This performs exactly as advertised however media does not to be replaced as often as the manufacturer states.


Value for money It is one of the more expensive HOB filters but it is definitly worth it. The filter media is excellent and I use it in other filters that I have. I've used one filter for over 8 years now.


Liked about it Great flow rate
Great filter media
Little maintenance required


Didn't like Occassionaly leaks
motor gets clogged quicker than other filters


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4.8
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5.0
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4.5

By nick88
Jul 29, 2010
 
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Worth the money

Installation and Operation Very easy to install and only needs maintenance every couple of weeks just cleaning the filter pad.


Performance vs. Expectations Works great


Liked about it Removes alot of debri from the water and keeps the water crystal clear.


Didn't like If you dont clean it the flow will turn into just a drip.


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By Reeftanker3295
Dec 16, 2009
 
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I LOVE these filters!

General You can't ever have enough Aquaclears - they're always coming in useful for something!


Liked about it Aquaclears are great hang-on-back filters. They don't clog as badly as cartridge-style filters, and I find that they put out great flow. Also, I like the flexibility they offer with the three-stage media - you can easily put in a bag or whatever media you want.


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5.0

By ScooterBlenny
Jul 06, 2009
 
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