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Old 05-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question canister fiter recomendation

its time for an up grade... i only have minimal time for tank maintenance as i am a busy mom.

i have a 20 gallon long betta sorority with albino cory cats and a few platty.
its planted with sand

are there any good canister filters with flow control, quick set up and easy maintain?

what would you buy? and why?

thanks i was just considering a marine land c-160 its on sale at drfosterandsmith... but i will pay more for some thing better.

hobs need too much space where my tank is currently.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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its time for an up grade... i only have minimal time for tank maintenance as i am a busy mom.

i have a 20 gallon long betta sorority with albino cory cats and a few platty.
its planted with sand

are there any good canister filters with flow control, quick set up and easy maintain?

what would you buy? and why?

thanks i was just considering a marine land c-160 its on sale at drfosterandsmith... but i will pay more for some thing better.

hobs need too much space where my tank is currently.
I would buy this: Amazon.com : EHEIM Classic 250 External Canister Filter ‚?? 2213 : Aquarium Filters : Pet Supplies Why? Ehiem makes one of the best canisters. Fluvals are good too. Either one. For you size tank you would want the 2211 Classic 150.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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Fluval 206 would be perfect. I run one on my 29g and am very happy with it.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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thanks new filter ordered and on the way. ehime 2211 it is after researching them over.
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thanks new filter ordered and on the way. ehime 2211 it is after researching them over.

Eheim makes a good filter.


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I have a fluval 306, it rocks! I suggest fluval.
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Eheim. Fluval. There is really no "wrong" choice.


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Aquatop! Amazing price. Nice quality too!

Aquatop CF500UV 5-Stage Canister Filter with UV 9W, 525 gph by AquaTop http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GIXCI4/..._1-sHtb1JTA31A
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Aquatop! Amazing price. Nice quality too!

Aquatop CF500UV 5-Stage Canister Filter with UV 9W, 525 gph by AquaTop http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GIXCI4/..._1-sHtb1JTA31A
The quality on aqua tops is Crap when compared to a higher end filters. However they are cheap and they do their job. I have 2 of them.
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yeah i thought about one of those but if i get a uv sterilizer its going to be separate unit since i have read a few bad things about having it in the filter itself. I really need durablity as well. who wants pour money in to a new unit every year. plus if i get a uv sterilize i will only use it a few days at a time.
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yeah i thought about one of those but if i get a uv sterilizer its going to be separate unit since i have read a few bad things about having it in the filter itself. I really need durablity as well. who wants pour money in to a new unit every year. plus if i get a uv sterilize i will only use it a few days at a time.
I would rather fight algae than have a UV sterilizer. When using a UV sterilizer all or most bacteria both good an bad is killed. Your water is basically "dead" but it WILL be clear as a bell. Some will disagree of course, but I suggest partial water changes and less light to fight the algae battle. my $0.02.
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I would rather fight algae than have a UV sterilizer. When using a UV sterilizer all or most bacteria both good an bad is killed. Your water is basically "dead" but it WILL be clear as a bell. Some will disagree of course, but I suggest partial water changes and less light to fight the algae battle. my $0.02.
I agree with skipping the uv sterilizer. However open water is a fairly barren thing. Most everything in your tank resides on the surface of something. They don't necessarily harm anything but definitely waste electricity and bulbs if you run them continuously.
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