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Old 07-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Which canister filter brand should I go with?

I have plans to update the current filtration on my 55 gallon planted tank to a canister filter and would like some recommendations and personal experience with different brands.
I really wanted to just get 2 aquaclear 50s but I unfortunately don't have the wall clearance for them.

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Old 07-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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The fluval ones are good.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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I had a Fluval but I didn't like it as much as my Rena. I had the Fluval a long time ago so they may be better now.
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I have owned a few, with certain examples running no problems for over a year, of the Aquatop "eBay clone" canister filters. I think the middle sized model runs somewhere around $80 now? Hard to beat for the money IMO.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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I use Renas exclusively. I have used several different brands, and like the Renas best.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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I'm running a fluval 405 on my 55 and love it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #7
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I have owned a few, with certain examples running no problems for over a year, of the Aquatop "eBay clone" canister filters. I think the middle sized model runs somewhere around $80 now? Hard to beat for the money IMO.

I run a fluval fx5 on my 75 and an ebay canister w a 5w uv sterilizer in it think about 530gph rating and for the money I would repeat the purchase of the ebay canister i paid just under a 100 for it compared to the 300+ for the fx5. For the money you can not beat the ebay deal
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:16 AM   #8
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i bought a 65 gallon freshwater setup that i am turning into a SW tank.. It came with a Eheim 2026 canister filter, 90-100 gallon filter..I'm selling if interested.. i have it on eBay and Craigslist i am putting it up for sale here tomorrow..





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Old 07-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #9
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XP Rena are great, I needed another one and petsmart had none, so I went with a Marineland, those are surprisingly very good as well.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:45 PM   #10
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I love my fluval. Extremely quite operation.
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