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Hello- I have a 65 gallon (65x18x24) tank with a c02 from redsea and an aquaclear 70 filter (from my old tank). I have the tank planted with a corolife 2x 96watt aqualight. I have about 50 fish in there, small things like tetras, etc.

I was going to upgrade to a AC110 and thought maybe I should go for gold and get a canister filter but I know nothing about them. Can anyone suggest a good brand/model? Thanks for all of your help.

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Well, my Fluval broke after 8 months so I wouldn´t suggest this brand to anyone. It might be that it was just bad luck but I always had problems with my canister. Everytime I had it off for maintenance or something else, it took hours to get it started again. After that I had the tank full of O2 bubbles for at least two days because I couldn´t get the oxygen out of the tank.

After it broke I bought a Casade canister filter and I am impressed. It´s cheap and works just fine. This one took me five minutes for installation and I decided I am going to stick with this brand.
 

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magnum from what ive heard is good mechanical but not as much bio-logical (you can add a bio-wheel to it though) ehiem i also heard is good more more on the expensive side. I havent heard any good reviews on fluval (plus they dont look worth the price)
 

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Eheim is well known for it's build quality and reliability, yes they are more expensive but worth it long term..Another external I would look at is the Rena as they are value for money...It's a great pity that the new Tetratec external range is not in the US yet as it is in my opinion the best out there at the moment...The only Fluval I stock now is the FX5
 

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I am running a magnum 350 pro with the duel bio-wheels and i am very impressed on how good of a job it is doing.And with it in the bottom of the stand we can't even hear it running.Its more quite then the air pump.


edit: forgot to give tank size, its a 55 gallon
 

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I just ordered a Fluval FX5 for my 120g. I heard it was the shizzle. It's rated for up to 400g, has a processor to stop the filter for a few minutes every 24h so gasses can rise to the top and has a 3 year warranty. I hope it works as well as everyone says because my oscar is a messy dude.
 

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Nanoguy said:
I just ordered a Fluval FX5 for my 120g. I heard it was the shizzle. It's rated for up to 400g, has a processor to stop the filter for a few minutes every 24h so gasses can rise to the top and has a 3 year warranty. I hope it works as well as everyone says because my oscar is a messy dude.
Good luck with the new filter...I have had nothing but positive feedback from my customers who bought the FX5 :thumbsup:
 

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Derek-M said:
..It's a great pity that the new Tetratec external range is not in the US yet as it is in my opinion the best out there at the moment...
A great filter I run a 1200ex best investment I ever made, simple to use and very reliable. :p
 
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