Originally Posted by gravereaper0
But I should add that the only reason I got a fluval was because it was half off on black Friday. If you got the coin look into the ehem filters. They're considered to be top of the line and generally last twice as long as the fluvals
Fluvals are like, the Toyotas of the canister filter world. Not too expensive, reliable, simple to use, very adaptable and will last you a long time. Just be sure to get the new 06 line rather than the 05 or 04. I've heard of people having problems with Fluval 05's. Nothing but good things from the new 06 line though!
Eheims are like the Cadillacs of canisters. Very well made to every last little detail. Some might say that they are a little more complicated though (depending on the model). They will also practically last a lifetime if taken care of. You will however, most likely be dishing out the big bucks for one though (Again depending on the model)