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Old 10-29-2004, 05:05 PM   #11
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Depending on the tank size, a canister filter is about as big as a shoebox standing on end (I guess it also depends on your shoe size ).
You certainly will not be able to hang a canister filter, it will need to sit on the floor. The hoses are designed to go straight down the back of the tank towards the floor, where the canister filter is.


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Old 10-29-2004, 05:24 PM   #12
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I recommend the Eheim 2028 Professionel II Canister Filter With Media.

I recently purchased one of these bad boys when my Magnum 350 died. I was hesitant at first because of the price but now I know what I was paying for. Very well made filter.


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personally i have a rena xp2 and id get 2 rena xp2s b4 i got that pricy eheim. thats very high.
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That's true about the price, but the Eheim is a filter that will last you almost 2 decades - no lie. Think of what you will spend on filtration in that time if you maintain the tank all the while. If I wasn't on such a budget all the time I'd use Eheims exclusively.
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Using fluval 304 right now but if budget permit or getting new tank, Eheim would be 1st choice.
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I have a 55 gallon tank, and I use a Rena Filstar canister filter (one compartment with bio media and the other with various sponge media). I absolutely LOVE it! Regardless of brand name, I heartily recommend one.

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