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Old 05-20-2005, 04:34 PM   #1
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I'm looking at getting a canister filter. I would like input on the Eheim, Fluval, and the Cascade. I'm going to be using it in a 55gal tank.
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I have a both a fluval 204 and cascade 1000. I like the cascade better. Its very easy to set up, and I have less trouble priming the cascade.
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I also have a Cascade 1000 and 1200 and absolutely LOVE them. Quiet, easy to maintain, easy to setup, flexible.
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Go with the Fluval, it's a great device. It may be a little more complicated to set up (gotta be honest about that) but once done, it runs quietly and efficiently.

Here's a pic of the fluval on my 75gal on it's first trail run:

Just look at that flow!

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I have owned a magnum and a fluval. I like the fluvals much better than magnums. I can't comment on the cascades. I am happy enough with the fluval that I ended up with three of them.
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I have both fluval and Eheim - both very good, both very queit . I do prefer the eheim a bit more though. .
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Eheim comes out head and shoulders above the other two....better filter that will last for years and years....simply no comparison.
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Eheim comes out head and shoulders above the other two....better filter that will last for years and years....simply no comparison.
other than price hehe
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eheims are great, easy to take care of, ease of priming, quiet .... def gets my vote !

fluvals, xx4 series, tend to be problematic, a lil nosier, and a biatch to prime ..... i did like the old xx3 series tho ..... have never tried Cascade ..... hopefully going to try a Rena on my next tank .....
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don't rule out the Rena Filstar models. I'd say they're better than Cascade's and Fluvals.
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