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Old 05-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #11
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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
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #12
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Thanks to both of you! Between both of you and the clerk at my LFS I have a trio of support for the Fluval. That has to mean something

Is there a chance the 306 has a setting to adjust the flow rate? I'd hate to work the micro-sized fish to death with too much current.
Yes, the Fluval's all have an adjustable flow rate valve
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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)
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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
Lol best analogy I've ever read.
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Haha, the analogy helps quite a bit. Oddly enough, I'm finding both filters within $5 of one another on Amazon (around $95). I'm hitting up a large fs this afternoon ... I'll update with what I find
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