Originally Posted by Mumma.of.two
When you find a good mini canister let be know. I've been on the look out for a while now. Seems the Rapids canister is pretty crappy from what I've heard. That along with the price has stopped me trying one out myself.
Have you considered a mini sump? I'm thinking of trying out a mini DIY PVC
overflow and 3g sump design on an 8g tank I have. Would never trust an overflow on a large tank but I suppose a few litres from an overflow of a small tank is easily handled lol.
Having an overflow that isn't clear is asking for trouble imho
. If possible I would do it with clear tubing if you can find the right parts for it. I bought an overflow for my 20g reef tank that I have to fix approximately once a month due to air getting inside the tubing threatening to break the siphon.
I did think about using a small sump for my tank but it's sitting on my dresser in my bedroom atm and it's not really feasible to do a sump due to its location.
What have you heard bad about the rapids filter? The only issues I've heard of from it were due to some of them leaking. Otherwise they apparently perform very well.