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D.Gray
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PostSubject: Question regarding canister filters   Question regarding canister filters Icon_minitime10/10/2012, 1:51 pm

I am running a Marineland Magnum 350 canister filter now, but am looking at other options that have more directional water flow and multiple media baskets.

I want at least a flow rate of 350 gph. I am looking at the Hagen/Fluval models, Eheim models, and the Marineland 530C. It would be nice to be able to either a) turn down the flow, or B) put a spray bar or difuser so that I am not creating much current.

I am looking for high volume low current as this is for an Angelfish/comunity tank (75 gallon) which currently is filtered by a Marineland Emporter 280 and a Marineland Magnum 350 canister filter.

So I am asking opinions on brand, ease of use, personal experiences with canister filters that have at least a 350 gph volume rate. I would love to run a sump, but there isn't room for one where my tank is located, and no room to move the tank in the house.

Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Question regarding canister filters   Question regarding canister filters Icon_minitime10/10/2012, 2:50 pm

I use exclusively Sunsun/perfect/grecht hw-302s.

Excellent value for money. Yes the baskets are a bit flimsy but just watch what you are doing it is a non-issue. I find them (baskets) quite spacious for my media needs.

I have 3 of them running currently on 3 55 gallon tanks.

More than adequate flow rate.

GPH is rated @ 264 however so this may not suit your desired performance index.

It is noteworthy however that many enthusiasts have found that the marineland is very similar to the lower cost sunsun in flowrate indicating the marineland product is over-rated. I read somewhere (damned if I could find it) that the 350 GPH rating was achieved with NO media in place and the sunsun at that configuration would rate the same.

My cost vs benefit analysis came down strongly in favor of the sunsun/perfect/grecht canisters. I gave $45.00 for 2 of them and 47.00 for the last (his cost had gone up in the interm) on Ebay.

I am not sure if this breaks forum policy to post a link to a review of a product that is on another forum but I thought this gentleman gave a quality review that I would be hard pressed to improve upon
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http://www.aquariumforum.com/f63/review-sunsun-hw-302-canister-filter-25777.html
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PostSubject: Re: Question regarding canister filters   Question regarding canister filters Icon_minitime10/10/2012, 3:52 pm

becuase its a nice review i think it is allowed.

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PostSubject: Re: Question regarding canister filters   Question regarding canister filters Icon_minitime10/11/2012, 4:25 am

I like my jebo 839 it was around $50.00 only thing is it's a little on the loud side, and it said to filter around 400 but only does around 225.

my rena xp3 is the big boy and winner I'm a big fan of rena, easy to clean,take apart, etc.

I've also had eheims and like them too.
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PostSubject: Re: Question regarding canister filters   Question regarding canister filters Icon_minitime10/11/2012, 5:45 pm

I have ordered a Fluval 406 from Ken's Fish. I called Ken and talked a bit and the selling point for the Fluval is that Hagen/Fluval have warehouses full of parts here in the US, the fact that the flow is adjustable. The decision was based on performance, the amount of returns he gets, the availability of parts.

Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Question regarding canister filters   Question regarding canister filters Icon_minitime11/12/2012, 10:04 pm

Can't go wrong with the fluval I love my 305.I like the filstar line as well.just got an xp3 and was dissapointed to find that they don't include a spray bar or flow control.still a great filter IMO. I had an xp2 years ago and loved it.
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