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Old 05-01-2019, 11:05 AM   #1
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Need opinions on a canister filter, which is best?

Hi I have a marineland Emperor 400 and a marineland penguin 150 currently running on my 90 gallon tank and I want to upgrade to a canister. I am very new to fish keeping and want to do what is best for them. I have read so many reviews online about different canisters and really don't know which is best. Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks.
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Great filters.

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Also good, but expect lower quality because of cheaper price point
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Thanks for the suggestions. I read that one should buy a canister that is capable of doing double the tank size, any truth to that? Should I look for one that can do 180 gallons?
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I'll add Aquatop CF series.

You want 8x to 10x tank turn over. So if you have say a 90g tank you'd want a canister filter that puts out 720 to 900 gph. Or two canisters that put out 360 to 450 gph each.
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My "rule" is to buy 2 canisters rated at or slightly above your tank size.

50 gal tank means 2 canisters rated for 50 - 75 gallon each.
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Ok great I will keep that in mind. Thanks for the help
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