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Product Review: Hagen Aquaclear 110/500

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Nolapete, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Nolapete

    Nolapete Monster Tank Builder

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    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    Company
    Hagen

    Model
    Aquaclear 110/500

    Link to product description
    http://www.hagen.com/usa/aquatic/product.cfm?CAT=1&SUBCAT=107&PROD_ID=01006200020101

    Price range
    $64+ (Lowest price at Petguys.com 2/17/09)

    Pros
    Easy-to-clean, high flow rate, quiet, many media options, filters great.

    Cons
    If sand or grit gets sucked into the impeller housing, the impeller body can get scored causing the filter to become noisy.

    Star rating (1-5 with 5 being the best)
    *****

    How long have you used the product?
    Over ten years

    Build quality and value for your money.
    Quality construction and well worth the price. I won't buy any other HOB filter no matter how high the price goes up on the Aquaclear.

    Other comments

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  2. excuzzzeme

    excuzzzeme Stroke Survivor '05

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    Location:
    100 miles from water and 2 feet from Hell
    Company
    Hagen

    Model
    Aquaclear 110/500

    Price range
    $65- $85

    Pros:
    Easy-to-clean, high flow rate, quiet, many media options, filters well. Easy to acquire repair parts including energizer. Intake tubes are the same from first to last and you need not worry about which section to get. No additional parts needed on the intake tubes like strainers that fall off or get lost.

    Cons:
    Lids aren't the best fitting and have a tendency to rattle

    Star rating (1-5 with 5 being the best)
    5

    How long have you used the product?
    4-5 years

    Build quality and value for your money.

    Over-all I think this is perhaps the best HOB on the market at present. Simple in design yet it's a real work horse and well worth the money.

    Other comments:

    The carbon included in the box is a very generous amount and the replacement carbon is competitive in pricing. Having tried other HOB's and trying to find the one that works best for my abilities, It is hands down the easiest to clean and use.
     

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