Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-11-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 190
Send a message via AIM to InxayonFinland
Canister FIlter

What would be the best canister filter for my 29 gallon planted tank?
__________________

__________________
InxayonFinland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 108
Send a message via AIM to pentiumburner
Re: Canister FIlter

Quote:
Originally Posted by InxayonFinland
What would be the best canister filter for my 29 gallon planted tank?
I am sure many other will pipe in on this. I have gravitated towarde Eheim filters. Their instructions often are poorly written or poorly translated, but you can usually figure them out. I prefer to take my tank size and at a minimum go up to the next rated filter.

As an example for your tank a Eheim Ecco Comfort Canister Filter available at http://www.bigalsonline.com/
- 2234
Our Price: $79.99

Item: ASWO # 7431
Usually ships within 24-48 hours

This along with say a Penguin or other HOB filter will keep your water clean and polished with low maintenance on the cannister end. It comes down to choice, they are many good cannisters out there, I just tend to prefer Eheims.
__________________

__________________
pentiumburner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 05:50 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South Florida
Posts: 206
Send a message via AIM to mrzap
I have no complaints with my fluval 204, but its being used in tandem with my eclipse hood filter. I suppose it would work fine on its on too. Easy to clean and runs silently in my cabinet.
__________________
mrzap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 07:05 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Mazdaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Edmotnon, AB
Posts: 750
most will say eheim for quality. They are pretty pricey though, I have a rena filstar that I quite like and many others like the brand aswell. Keep waiting for more input or check out the poll in the general discussion area.
Mazdaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 425
Send a message via MSN to ringfinger
Fluval 204 has run reliably and silent on my 29.
__________________
ringfinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 08:28 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 190
Send a message via AIM to InxayonFinland
aight cool. thanks for the imput.
__________________
InxayonFinland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 08:44 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,020
Send a message via Yahoo to jcarlilesiu
i have only had one canister and it is the hang on the tank kind. I couldn't be happier, maintance is extremely simple, its quiet and does a good job. Overall I have heard skeptism on the marineland HOT magnum, however i will endorse it as long as im happy with it. I have the pro addition with the bio-wheel.
jcarlilesiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 12:10 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue
An XP2 would work pretty well for that tank.
__________________

__________________
55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
canister, canister filter, filter

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canister filter vs. HOB filter for a planted tank fort384 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 02-02-2009 01:09 AM
Canister filter vs. HOB filter SHIFT_Unique Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 09-22-2006 01:40 AM
Filter Floss in an Eheim 2026 Canister Filter hforney General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 02-27-2005 02:28 AM
Via Aqua Canister vs Fluval Canister Filter? TygGer General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 15 09-19-2004 02:09 AM
live rock filter or canister filter? bschnuck Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 3 06-17-2004 04:48 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.