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Old 12-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #1
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New Canister Filter?

I am looking to buy a new filter for my 65 gal planted tank. I like the marineland c360 canister filter or the Eheim Ecco Comfort Canister Filter- 2236
the eheim is up to 80 gallons but is more compact and a better fit in my stand then the marineland. but the c360 has more filtration.
which would you recommend, and has anyone used these filters? if so good or bad? thanks
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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Never used either brand. I use Rena Filstar XP's, give them a look.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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Is the Rena self-priming? Does it have shut of valves for easy cleaning? i couldn't see any form the pictures and descriptions I looked up.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:57 AM   #4
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Take a look at the Aquatop Cf-500. Cheap, easy to use canisters. Have the quick release latch for easy cleaning, etc.
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i do like the Aquatop Cf-500, but there is no place to buy it up here in canada, i cant find it anywhere
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Rena is not self priming but does have the shut off ball valves.

How about an electronic filter like the Eheim Pro 3e? It will tell you when you need to clean your filter.
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I am a Fluval canister filter junkie. I have had 3 Fluval canister filters and I am currently using a Fluval G3. I love the Fluval G3/G6 series but it is not in the affordable price range. I was previously using the Fluval '05 series and highly recommend them also.

Also priming a Fluval G3 is extremely easy do to the push button instant prime buttom.

Also the Fluval '05 series is easy to prime with the priming handle but I thing the G3 is easier to prime.

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Bought the fx5 and LOVE IT!! I was so intimidated by canisters now I'm so happy I switched from HOB's to my fluval fx5.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:50 PM   #9
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I saw the aquatop cf-500 on amazon.com for a good price but I don't know if they ship to Canada
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actually it's cheaper than I thought
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