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Old 10-29-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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Right now I have a Fluval canister filter in my 55 gal that, in a few months, will house ciclids. I am in the processs of setting up a 45 for a basic freshwater setup. I was looking at getting another canister filter for it, but if it is not needed, I can go power or bio-wheel. Anyway, was just wondering if anyone wanted to give a small review of any canister filters that one might have used in the past. Also, submersible heaters review would be nice too.

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I have acascade 700 canister filter, works well, easy to clean and maintain, quite, affordable, holds plenty of media

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ya just go with the canister, you will be pleased with what it does for you, plus the tank will have a cleaner look to it from the back at least.
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Check out the product and retailer reviews section of AA, lots of useful info there. I use the Rena xp2 on my 55 and have been very satisfied with it.

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I use the Rena Filtstar xP1 canister filter combined with the Hydor ETH 201 external inline heater on my 30 gallon. The tank is much less cluttered than it was when I used a HOB filter and the heater keeps the temperature very stable.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:06 AM   #7
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If you go with the Cascade line, I'd go with a 1000. Rena, Eheim, and Fluval are alll good brands too. I'm just a fan of Cascade's because they are VERY easy to set up, have a carry handle, easy to prime, and do an excellent job with filtration.

For a heater I recommend the Visi-Therm Stealth. Excellent heater that is easy to hide. It won't break if it is taken out of water since it is not glass.

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