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Old 09-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Which canister filter is as "leakproof" as possible?

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Finally have my 135-gal tank stand ready (sanded and re-stained) and am now about to begin purchasing equipment. Assuming all other factors (great filtration, dependable, etc.), LEAKING is a big issue--especially where tank will be located. So . . . two questions:

1) Which canister tank suitable for a 135-gallon cichlid tank is the least likely to leak, or has protective valves to prevent leaking?

2) Should I run a single canister in a large long tank like this, or two filters, and which size?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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While we wait for the way more knowledgeable, here is my experience, and it is only with freshwater.

I bought a Marineland 530 canister, slightly used for a demo tank for a short time, from the local lfs. It is on my 150 FW now with no problems.

It closes tighter than Fort Knox.

In case that changes, I have it in a huge clear Rubbermaid container in the cabinet.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Hi all

Finally have my 135-gal tank stand ready (sanded and re-stained) and am now about to begin purchasing equipment. Assuming all other factors (great filtration, dependable, etc.), LEAKING is a big issue--especially where tank will be located. So . . . two questions:

1) Which canister tank suitable for a 135-gallon cichlid tank is the least likely to leak, or has protective valves to prevent leaking?

2) Should I run a single canister in a large long tank like this, or two filters, and which size?

Thanks in advance.
I own a fluval and it only leaks out of the seal when it is tipped. Otherwise its great never had an issue.
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