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Old 02-28-2020, 10:28 PM   #1
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Canister Filter

What would yall recommend for a good budget friendly canister filter?

Do you prefer store bought or DIY?
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Hello DC...

Just curious. Why do you need a canister filter?

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I need more water movement for my plants. I have a couple dead spots that Iím hopping a canister filter will change. Since with a canister I can set the outlet on one end and the inlet on the other. And my HOB is loud so why not upgrade
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Marineland and Exo-Terra brands are the least spendy canisters. I would recommend a couple of sponge filters if your aim is to aerate and filter the water. If you're interested in saving money on filters and media, look at the sponge filters from Aquarium Solutions. I use the Bacto-Surge sponges and they work fine. They're about $15.00 shipped. Even with the cost of an air pump to run the filters, it's still cheaper and the sponges will work as well as anything.

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