Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-23-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
JenLouise's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: California
Posts: 60
Best Canister Filter

Just want to get everyone's opinions or options on a new canister filter. I am thinking about replacing my Fluval 306 canister filter with something else. I've looked into the SunSun and the Penn Plax Cascade canister filter. Which is better; anyone have either of these canister filters?

Thank you!

JenLouise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2018, 06:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Cohenjl13's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 249
I have used a Cascade, Sunsun 304b, Eheim Pro 4+ 600, and Fluval 406.

Personally I will never use the sunsun again the seal on it is horrible, the clasps are a pain, the baskets are cheap and it just never really worked well.

The cascade was an alright cheap canister, no real complaints or compliments.

Iím currently using the Eheim and the Fluval for two different tanks and love them both. The Eheim has larger baskets for a lot more media and a strong flow

The Fluval has smaller baskets that are cut in halves so youíll have less media but more types if you want it.

If I had to pick between the two I would stick with my Eheim because I can get so much more media but use all the Fluval tubing and what not.

For a lager tank use the eheim with more media but is also bulkier for a smaller tank a Fluval is more compact. Hope this helped!
Cohenjl13 is offline   Reply With Quote

canister, canister filter, filter

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Penn Plax Cascade Canister or Fluval 06 External Canister Filter blueramboy87 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 01-28-2013 03:32 AM
Via Aqua Canister vs Fluval Canister Filter? TygGer General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 15 09-19-2004 01:09 AM
Which canister filter is really the best? cartershouse Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 23 01-22-2004 02:45 PM
?Best Canister filter suggestion for situation? Electrobes General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 24 10-09-2003 10:16 AM
Best canister filter shawmutt Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 10-03-2003 12:48 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.