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  1. Penn Plax Cascade canister filter = dead fish?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I cleaned out my tank and pruned back some of the plants, sucked the gravel, and changed the HOB filter elements. Tank also has an undergravel filter. A pair of discus in the tank spawned (on the heater which obviously was not a good choice) the next day, so things must not have been too "off"...
  2. rattling impeller and slow water flow

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi, Question on canister filter, I'm resetting my tank, and do a full cleaning of my filter. After putting everything back together, and plugged in, the filter make a rattling noise. The water coming out from the outlet is also very slow and sometimes is pushed back (no water). Is this...
  3. Filter for 46 Gal Discus Aquarium HOB vs Canister??

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello everyone!! I recently moved and I'm planning on upgrading my 15 gal column tank to a 46 gallon bow front. I have 3 years experience and would like to try a discus aquarium. I plan on keeping lots of live plants to provide a "natural" home for the fish. As of right now I only have the tank...
  4. Fluval 06 Series Canister Filters... Why do the replacement foam pads look cheaper???

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am running a Fluval 206 on my 29 Gallon tank and a 306 on my 56 Gallon tank. I have had both for about 8 months and they were a huge upgrade from the Marineland HOB with the Biowheels. However maintainance has been more cumbersome and the Aquastop valves are Very fragile. The 206 had been...
  5. have Marineland C220 & 50 cichlids

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello, My future brother-in-law brought me a 30 gallon tank with 50 convict cichlids. It came with a basic filter that hangs on the inside of the tank. I just bought a Marineland C220 canister filter because I read that these are good to have and it might clear up the murky water. It's all...
  6. Switching from HOB to Cylinder Filtration System

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have been looking around at many sights trying to find what all would be involved in switching from an HOB Aqueon Filter to a Cylinder/Canister Filter. I have a 10 Gallon tank and the filter I currently have is the one that came with the tank. I know about the nitrite cycle and...
  7. I'm going to start a saltwater tank, what can you suggest for me?

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    GIVE ME ALL YOU'VE GOT!!! I have a 55 gallon tank that I had previously filled with water, expecting to run another freshwater. Then my stepmom said she wanted to get rid of the 2 Tomato clowns in her 72 to make way for some "Nemos". And then it was back to saltwater. So I have a few questions...
  8. Should I switch to a canister filter?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Current tank conditions~ I have a 50 gallon tank fully stocked. I was thinking of switching over to a canister filter but I have many questions about them with my tank conditions. I have a marineland penguin 350 HOB filter(works fine. Just creats alot of micro bubbles). The only bottom...
  9. Lily Pipes for Eheim Canister Filter 2211???

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Alright so my big question is what lily pipes should I go with for my Eheim 2211 Canister Filter? I have been doing some research online and honestly the ADA and Do!Aqua pipes are too expensive. I found this site where I can buy both the inlet and the outflow pipes for as much as one lily pipe...
  10. Newbie!,150 G Freshwater equipment.Your thoughts??

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey! Flower here. Nashville!!! So Howdy to all.... The summer I turned 19, got my first apartment. All I had to my name was a mattress, Black and White TV,and a 29G fish tank, ahhh those were the days....so I've always had a tank, until one day, about 8 yrs ago.... I just stopped, maybe the 3...
  11. anyone ever use a nu-clear canister filter?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am an avid Eheim canister filter user and have a lot of wonderful things to say about them. What I don't like is how much they cost and how expensive the parts are. I have also used Fluval, Rena, and many hob units. I now have two eheims on the back of my 265 and they do the job. I guess I...
  12. Eheim Classic Canister Media question?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    i have an Eheim Classic Canister 2213-37. and out of personal experience i would like to to know what is the best kind of Media for the filter. if you could teach me the difference between different medias that would be great to. (this is my first canister filter so i have no idea on what kind...
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