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Old 03-12-2016, 11:28 PM   #1
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Canister filter for an 75G

Hi People,

I'm looking for a canister filter for my new 5ft 75G tank. I thought I had a more power canister on my 3ft 30G tank it is only 211 gph. It's a no name brand (800LPH Aquarium Fish Tank External Canister Filter | eBay).

The tank will have 1x Oscar, 1x Australian Bass (totally different then the US Bass https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_bass) 2x Empire gudgeons, and 1x Australian bream (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf_bream). All these fish are babies.

What gph should I be looking at? I cannot afford at the moment a brand named filter and I live in Australia so some US options aren't available to me. These type of ones are what I'm looking at canister filter | eBay.

Also is it better to get a more powerful no name brand or a odyssea cfs50?


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Old 03-17-2016, 09:55 AM   #2
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I've just got the cheaper canister filters. They seem to do the job. I add extra media so they are powerful enough even with that to still get decent flow. The only thing I wish for is a self-priming one
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Bite the bullet and get a fluval 406. There 200.00 in the usa, I have no clue in your neck of the woods. No need to waste money on a sub-prime product. Use over the back filters until you can purchase what you need.

My Fluval 405 has been going strong for 6 years with minor part replacements. If you buy and off brand to save a few bucks and something breaks or goes wrong, can you even get replacement part? This is the main reason I buy name brand products with long track history. If something does fail, replacement parts are easy to find. If you go with a cheap off brand and something fails, you may be out of the entire unit, just a thought.

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