Originally Posted by chiclidlover81
ok so levels arent right thinking it is the filter not working correctly so i ask you this......fluval 303 or marineland penguin 350 and if you could try to explain a little bit why thanks again
Maybe you just have a poor filter. HOBs are about a quarter the cost of a canister. I don't think a canister is 4 times better than an HOB
. Just me, though. I can't say anything bad about my Hagen AquaClear HOBs. They're very quiet and I can service the filter in about 10 minutes. I've never used a canister, but I don't believe you can service one in 10 minutes.
There's plenty of room in the larger Hagens for media, so that's not an issue. I've had some running for 7 years with no problems, just been into the hobby that long, and I've never needed to replace anything.
Your call. If you've got deep pockets, maybe you'll want to go the canister route.
Just a thought.