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Have a 10 gallon tank (and of course now I'm reading that I prob. should have started with something bigger but I'm not overstocking). Anyway, the way the tank is set-up (inside a hutch), it's hard to adjust the current Tetra Whisper filter. I'd like to eventually get a bigger tank and I hear good things about the Fluval external filters (105, 205, etc.) I understand you can understand the flow rate so I was thinking (esp. since local pet store only sells 205 and above) to get the 205 and limit the flow rate? Thoughts? Thanks!
 

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If you are refering a Fluval canister I would think that would be overkill on a 10 gallon tank even though you can't have to much filtration. I would recommend a Aquaclear hob which has an adjustable flow rate. I'm not sure if your fighting a space issue but a canister is much larger.
 

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Thanks. The Fluval was interesting because it also looked easy to access / clean since the top of my aquarium is a little hard to access based on surrounding furniture. I realize Fluval may be overkill but can I slow down the flow enough for a 10 gallon tank?
 

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Yes you could adjust the flow...I would have your lfs order the Fluval 105 and just run it wide open. Also saves you a little money.
 

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The price between the two (105/205) is minimal. Either way you go you should be fine. You can always adjust flow if it appears to be too much. Just make sure you have the room underneath. HOBs are a little easier to install/operate/maintain, but I tend to like a canister over a HOB. Gives a more cleaner look to the tank.
 
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