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scotty703 08-21-2006 08:34 PM

Best canister filter
Who makes the best canister filter and why? What size should I use for a 55 gal.?

usmc121581 08-23-2006 10:23 AM

I use a magnum 350 on my 72gal, I reason I like it is because when the media cart. gets dirty it can be cleaned by soaking it in 1 part bleach and 3 parts water and it can be used for years.

joeshmoe 08-23-2006 10:44 AM

I know if it was for fresh water u can hook up a gravel vac to it sry i thought was a cool thing when i saw it :P .

trreherd 08-24-2006 08:33 PM

I was looking at a magnum 350 canister filter at a local petstore the other day and to me it looked like it was lacking in the biological filltration? + you cant customize them.

usmc121581 08-25-2006 06:28 AM

It would depend what you are using it for. I have mine on a reef system to remove all the depris in the tank. I never have carbon in mine just the media filter and it works really well. I guess it would all depend on what you use it for though. :D

trreherd 08-25-2006 05:39 PM

Can you place bio-balls or some tipe of biological media in the empty space between the filter sleeve and the filter housing?Cause to me it looks like a lot of emty space.What does the water polishing mode do?

usmc121581 08-25-2006 06:44 PM

Bio-balls can actually work against you buy keeping nitrates high. For the water polishing mode it keeps the water clear if you keep up with the maintence of the filter itself. :D

trreherd 09-06-2006 04:46 PM

O.K. if you use the magnum 350 on your reef tank for mechanical filltration what do you use for biological?Is that were your live rock comes into play?

crazie.eddie 09-06-2006 05:58 PM

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zeb_nz 09-06-2006 11:12 PM


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