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Old 10-28-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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Penplax cascade 1500 vs marine magnum 350

I have a 125 gal fresh water community tank with goldies,angels
,plecos,(to many to name) currently have a rena xp2,a sponge filter
and an emperor 400 which I wonna get rid off(canopy can't go over
it).for the price I'm concedering the cascade 1500 or the
magnum 350. which one do you guys recommend. I'm looking
for reliability, performance thanx everone

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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I used a Magnum 350. IMO, it is a PITA to service. <Almost impossible to get rid of all air in the canister ... burping & tilting needed as per instructions ... Even then, some air always remains and that makes the filter noisy.>

Never had a cascade, so can't compare.

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Old 10-28-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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i have a cascade in tank filter and even though its a cheaper brand, it seems to do a really good job. my recommendation on an easy simple canister would be a fluval... i have a 305 and a 405 and they are amazingly simple to set up, clean, take apart, etc... and priming them after cleaning is as simple as opening a valve, waiting for a minute, then plugging in...

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