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Old 04-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #11
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I have a marineland magnum 350 that was on my old hexagon tank, it is rated for 350gph and worked great for me. They are cheap too, 118 bucks at petco.
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I have a marineland magnum 350 that was on my old hexagon tank, it is rated for 350gph and worked great for me. They are cheap too, 118 bucks at petco.
My lfs recommended the marineland. They were selling the one I need for $270 (on sale) but I still need to price shop online more. I can't believe how much these things cost.

So I was told the fluvals are great, but that getting parts for them when they need repair can be very tricky. Any truth to this?
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:31 AM   #13
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To be frank, yes, fluval parts aren't as common. I have a fluval 305 and it does excellently. You're going to be spending anywhere from 120-200 dollars on a filter. As per gallonage recommended, you're going to be paying about the same price for any filter. Eheim parts are easily obtained though if you want something easy to repair.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:42 AM   #14
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My lfs recommended the marineland. They were selling the one I need for $270 (on sale) but I still need to price shop online more. I can't believe how much these things cost.

So I was told the fluvals are great, but that getting parts for them when they need repair can be very tricky. Any truth to this?
One of my LFS carries a whole section of spare parts for fluval cans (impeller, hose, etc.).
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:58 AM   #15
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I'm not finding any quite that cheap..more like $230 - $300 for anything that's for 150 gals.
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Oh wow..this is the one my lfs has on sale for $270.. Amazon.com: Marineland C-530 Canister Filter - Up to 150 gallons - 12.5 in x 12.5 in x 20 in: Kitchen & Dining
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That looks like a great deal. Anyone have anything bad to say about these?
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At that price, I'd get the fluval fx5.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:21 AM   #19
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Saving the $45 appeals to me.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:01 AM   #20
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Saving the $45 appeals to me.
FX5 is a better price and IMO a better filter. Free shipping to boot .

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000I1...686902-1697311
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