I am a newbie to this forum anyway I have been keeping fancy goldfish for quite a while, and recently bought a new fishtank, Fluval Roma 125. Anyway I am thinking of buying an external filter, I have a list of three which are: Fluval 206, Tetra Tec EX700, Ehem ecco pro 200 (2034).
I have spoken to various shops and read various reviews on all the above models.
Tetra Tec, one Aquatic centre who did not sell the Fluval or the X series Tetra said that the X series had problems regarding seals and they stopped selling it because of this fault, he did not sell the fluval, suggest the best was the Ehem. I have looked at all the specs and quite fancy the Fluval 206, I would like to know your views and which yiu think would be a good external filter, also are all these quiet?
I also recently purchased the Tetra APS 300 Air Pump which was advertised as "Silent" mine is not silent and has never been, I am wondering if anyone else with the same size as mine has a similar problem.
I have a fluval 405. It's been up and running for almost 2 years now. Absolutetl no problems whatsoever with it. I love it. I can't speak for any other brands as that is the only canister filter I have, the rest are HOB or sponge.
What is the size of your tank is first and foremost. This would be to powerful for a ten gallon tank as the water flow from the outlet would overflow the edge of the tank with water all over the floor at a constant rate.