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Old 03-22-2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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canister filter recommend for my new cichlids

thanks everyone for helping out the water issue the other day, water is better now.

Im looking for a good canister filter since the one I have is a tiny HOB.

basically I need a 300+gph CF for the 60g tank, but since I have acute hearing, I really need a very quiet filter.

please recommend a canister filter that is super quiet. thanks
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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two early for everybody?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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How much do you want to spent?

Eheim makes a great canister & ultra quiet. I have their big unit 2080 and cant hear it running. I know it;s running cause I can see the spray bar jetting out the water. I'm running this on a 50g tandk with 21 cichilds and so far I'm happy with their product. You dont have to go this big like I did, but sure they will have your needs if you are looking for a shhhhh filter system. I cant speak for others type as I havent owned any other,
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how much did it cost? does it come with first set of media?

My budget is around 150,
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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look on amazon.com
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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H I am using a taiyo Cf 1000.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #7
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Check out the ehiem 2217. U can get it for $140 shipped.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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I found a knock off filter for $55 on eBay. You can't hear it and one should do well on your tank. I run 2 on my 65 gallon and one on my 40 gallon. Just search jebao filter on eBay.
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I have a marineland c-360 that is silent and filters very well. Got it on sale at petsmart for $149
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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Fluval 306.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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i have the Mairenland C -360 on my 100 gal. tank and love it!!!! It is by far the quitest and easy filter I have had . Love It.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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I need a 300+gph
I dont think the fluval or marineland rates their filter when the media is loaded but do it when it's empty so you get a higher flow rate. The eheim rates it when it does have your filter media inside. I might be wrong in all the above so you might want to look at is how they rate their flow..before or after the filter media.


Fluval 306. Flow Rate: 1150 L/H (303 US GPH)


marineland C-360 360 GPH up to 100 gallons


eheim 2217 Flow Rate264 gph
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I just bought a fluval 306 for $125 shipped from eBay.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #14
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I have two on two different tanks, a 55 and a 37. I love them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #15
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I would look into a Rena XP4/XL (same product just newer version is called XL). Rated for 260 gallons, I got mine barely used for $80. I have a red eared slider in a 55 gallon and it keeps it crystal clear with little to no noise. I would look into getting a used filter on craigslist or eBay you can get some great finds.
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