As far as heaters go, the Aqueon Pro is a good medium priced heater. Like previously posted the Titanium heaters with outside temp controller are excellent heaters. For filters the Aqua Clears are great HOB
filters. I like the Rena Filstar XP filters for canister filters. The are dependable, and very easy to service. I have used Fluval canister filters and don't care for them. Just my personal opinion.