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Old 06-16-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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Aquatop canister filter, any thought?

Has anyone heard anything, good or bad, about this brand? This canister filter is within our price range and I would really like to upgrade from our power filter.

AQUATOP CF-400UV Canister Filter with UV Sterilizer - 370 gph
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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Good price, but I could only find one review of it. He gave it 5* at Amazon, but in reading his review, it seemed like he had issues getting it going (YMMV).

As for the UV built into the filter? In my research if the water moves too fast past the UV bulb, it does little to no good. I got a standalone UV so it can control the flow, which is no where near 370 gph and it seems to be doing the job.

EDIT: Here's the Amazon link with the review: Amazon.com: AQUATOP CF-400UV Canister Filter: Kitchen & Dining
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those were my thoughts. but it's a new one in my price range instead of getting a used one. would have to be better than my power filter.
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The only canister I would spend my hard earned money on is a Fluval.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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those were my thoughts. but it's a new one in my price range instead of getting a used one. would have to be better than my power filter.
Yep, I'm doing an upgrade (37g -> 55g) and plan in losing my HOB's for a can.

If you get it, please do a review/rating on it (and the supplier) for other interested members .
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most def!
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:31 PM   #7
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The only canister I would spend my hard earned money on is a Fluval.
I agree and I love my 305, but he did say he's on a budget .
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it's she! haha! and yes i'm on a wicked tight budget and this is half the cost of the fluval. it's about all i can scrap together for another three months.
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it's she! haha! and yes i'm on a wicked tight budget and this is half the cost of the fluval. it's about all i can scrap together for another three months.
My apologies . SHE is on a tight budget .
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I assume you checked online. There can be a big difference in price for the Fluvals betweens shops and online.
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