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Need help picking a canister filter
Old 02-10-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
 
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Need help picking a canister filter

Hi all,

I just scored a sweet deal on CL. 75 gallon long with wooden stand for $250. Came with everything but the filter is crap. They were using an Aqua-Tech 30-60. I'm thinking of going with a canister filter but know absolutely squat about them.

From what I've read on this forum, lots of people are fans of Eheim (sp?). So, who is a fan of the canister and what do I need to know (pros & cons)?

Thanks :)
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
 
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That size tank def a Eheim; they're super good quality last forever, do the job right w/out hick ups; I love them and will never put anything but Eheim on my larger tanks For your tank I'd get something like the Professional 2 or 3 series there from Eheim.

You gotta check the chain pet stores thou; when I bought one last Nov the very same Model (2213) was half the price online then IN store....(which makes a difference if you maintain several tanks like I do lol).
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
 
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Thanks Angel. I'll do some research on those series and model number that you gave me.

I have plenty of time to get a good deal since I can't set this tank up until we move.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
 
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Another thing I forgot to mention which is to be watched as well: Eheim if you break any part while you're cleaning the filter or do lord knows what...You'll ALWAYS get replacement parts and won't have the issue about needing a whole new filter cause 1 lil piece got broken. That's another reason I like them; like I said they last forever...but sometimes humans shorten the lifetime of things
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:24 PM   #5
 
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There is more to life than Eheim. Just so it's not always a one sided view I will chime in a recommendation for Rena Filstar. When people ask I recommend both because of everything I've read, these two are the least complained about. Rena I have and it's working brilliantly. Eheim I know only from what I've read from others.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:35 PM   #6
 
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Yea but you have no years & years of exp to report there on your Rena
Edit...sorry but I had to come back at Eric one day
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
 
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I just ordered the Marineland Magnum 350 Filter Deluxe edition......I've read all the stuff about all the filters...I really like the Eheim 2217, I really like the Rena XP3....I've read alot of great things about all of them.

I've always liked Marineland products and I just ordered it off of Drs Foster and Smith. The price was right too!

Everyone is going to have their opinions on Canisters, I really cant say I've read anything bad about the eheim or the Rena. For me it was price and functionality. You'll find one you finally like and feel comfortable with...it took me about a week to finally decide, but I did.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
 
here are some on-line stores that you can compare prices, read costomer reviews, ect. i'm looking to up grade my filtration myself these are some of the stores that i my self have been looking at.

Canister aquarium filter fish tank filters and equipment online

Canister Filters at Big Al's Online

Canister Filters at ThatFishPlace.com

Fish & Aquarium Supplies: Canister Filters
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:28 AM   #9
 
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Call me old fashioned, I run the Emperor 280 and 400 models by Marineland on all but hospital /quarantine tank and have for years. I run two Emperor 400's on 80 gal as well as 75 gal. Reliable,(years) inexpensive,parts are easily found.
With that said,, I am purchasing my first canister that will be for 75 gal planted tank I am planning for spring when weather and plant selection are more favorable. It will be the Eheim 2217. Should be plenty for 75 gal. plants,or no plants.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:20 AM   #10
 
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Thanks all - and thanks to Buzz for those links. I'm going to check them out today.

Check out the tank. Schweeeeeeeeeeet :)
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