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Old 10-25-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Recommendation for canister filter

Hi all,
I'm in the market for a canister filter. my Eheim of +15 years has siphoned its last drop of water. I have a 75 gallon community tank (small tetras right now) so not a huge amount of debris to filter. I'm looking for a quiet filter (my old Eheim was running pretty loud these past several years).

Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-25-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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Id go buy another Ehiem personally. I think they are the quietest, and if it only started getting louder in the past few years, 15 years of performance is not something to scoff at. Just my opinion though.
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Welcome to AA I have two fluval canisters, a 305 and a 405, and i highly recommend them... i cant hear mine running unless i literally put my ear against it... not to mention they are super easy to set up and clean...
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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Get another Eheim.
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Welcome to AA I have two fluval canisters, a 305 and a 405, and i highly recommend them... i cant hear mine running unless i literally put my ear against it... not to mention they are super easy to set up and clean...
I too have 2 fluval 403's at 20+ years they still work fine. Although the quick release valves started leaking and had to be replaced several years ago.
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cant go wrong with another eheim. from there it depends on your price range and what youre looking to get.
i have used eheim filters ranging from the classic series (great value, dependable workhorse canisters. but not much to them. pretty basic canister) to the wet/dry pro series 2227/2229 (much more elaborate filtration system with built in wet/dry chamber for added bio-filtration, and built in wavemaker. great filter, but they do tend to be pretty expensive)
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I have 3 Rena Filstar XP3's and love them, but you cant scoff at 15 years of dependable service from the eheim.
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canisters i would get right now is the xp3 or the c series 360.
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I love my fluvals and I don't have anything negative to say about the xp3 but I have only been running one for about 2 weeks now so I can't give it a thumbs up yet--so far so good with it though.
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