I've never used the Ocean Clears. However I am currently, slowly building a l-xl planted tank. I plan on useing an Ocean Clear filter. I think I'm going with the 380 mechanical with UV
If you add up the set up cost of a pump, filter, UV
to set up an Ocean Clear VS say a couple of good canisters with the addition of a UV
filter. The Ocean Clear comes out cheaper. Not to mention a better set up in my opinion.
Also, keep an eye out on ebay and aquabid for some really good prices on Ocean Clear