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Old 06-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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205 vs 206

Hey all I am currently looking at the fluval 205 and 206 both on eBay. They are both new and unopened. I just want to know if the 206 is a great deal better or if it's marginal. Also are there better canisters similar in price. Many thanks

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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The 206 is basically the newer version of the 205, they're both rated for up to 40 gallons.
I don't know how much you are going to pay for it, but if it is in the 80-90 range I would get a 305 on amazon for 89.95 ($3 more expensive than the 205) and you get a 3-year warranty.

I have a 306 and I really like it, other filter in that price range that I would consider is the aquatop AKA sun sun I also have a CF 400 UV and it is pretty good (I've heard that it is similar to the eheim) the only thing I don't like about the aquatop is the material they use for the canister I think that it is not as resistant as the material fluval uses, but besides that it works pretty good too plus it has the UV bulb and a surface skimmer.
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