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flappyfish
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Location : Henderson/Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Fish: : really getting interested in corals. Pretty fond of Ricordea mushrooms... so many colors and a very forgiving coral.



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PostSubject: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/8/2011, 7:56 pm

I was looking at a canister filter for my 20g fish/coral tank. This one seems to be a good price and has a 95 gallon flow rate. Has anyone had any experience with them? I didn't see what was included in the entire box. It was only going to be around $50 delivered.

thx.
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flappyfish
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Posts : 61
Location : Henderson/Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Fish: : really getting interested in corals. Pretty fond of Ricordea mushrooms... so many colors and a very forgiving coral.



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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/8/2011, 7:58 pm

it is a Finnex PX-360 Canister Filter. I guess that information would help.
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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/8/2011, 8:49 pm

seems by the reviews finnex is a good company to work with so I would say sound good but I always but one step up from recommended filters. But I think that's the largest they have at the moment.
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flappyfish
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Location : Henderson/Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Fish: : really getting interested in corals. Pretty fond of Ricordea mushrooms... so many colors and a very forgiving coral.



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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/8/2011, 11:02 pm

i ended up going to the actual finnex web-site and purchased it for only $40 with shipping included. and it looks like they have a lot of other good supplies. i should get it by tuesday or wednesday.
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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/8/2011, 11:57 pm

Let us know how it works.
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Elrollo
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Posts : 870
Location : Virginia Beach
Favorite Fish: : Blue Acaras...first fish I ever breed still have a soft spot for them

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/9/2011, 1:06 am

Let us know how it works....buddy is using a Rena xp2 I believe on his 20l reef attempt with pretty good results...he had a fluval but sold it because the media was a bit expensive and only fluval pads ect fit/worked with it ....the rena you can fill the baskets with almost anything.
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CSnyder00
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Posts : 1648
Location : Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite Fish: : Luwino Reef Zebra Chilumba, Ocellatus, Any bright-colored freshwater cichlid

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/9/2011, 7:00 am

Anyone know anything about Eheim? I have one that I don't use because the water flow is not great at all. Doesn't seem to filter much water per hour.
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snoskiur
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Posts : 111
Location : Mechanicsville, VA
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids; mostly peacocks and haps

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/9/2011, 8:32 pm

My experience has been that eheim is one of the best canisters on the market, depending on what model ya get, of course...
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alan j t
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alan j t

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Location : reno nv
Favorite Fish: : discus

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/9/2011, 8:44 pm

thats what i heard.
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lgsasquatch
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Posts : 498
Location : Saginaw
Favorite Fish: : All i can afford

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/9/2011, 8:58 pm

I personally like men's. I have a tens xp4 on my 90 gallon discuss tank. When you get your canister In I would use the sponge pads to catch the debris and then use live rock rubble if.you can. That works better then the bio balls.
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MarkM
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Posts : 1324
Location : Prairieville, LA
Favorite Fish: : If it swims and has fins and gills, I like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/9/2011, 9:06 pm

Sunsun canisters on ebay. I plan on getting a few in the future. Good reviews and a great price. I have a friend that uses them and he has nothing but good things to say about them.
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Elrollo
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Location : Virginia Beach
Favorite Fish: : Blue Acaras...first fish I ever breed still have a soft spot for them

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/9/2011, 11:48 pm

The good thing about eheim is that there is very little bypass of media on the newer pro/wetdry models and they do have a lower flow rate because of that...the Eheim classics are monsters their flow rate is right up there with almost any other filter on the market. Classics cost a bit less, but I do not believe they are self priming (this might have changed have not had a classic in a while). Most of the bio media will work in the classic as well as the newer models. The carbon and polish pads are design specific for each type of eheim, but over all I rate them pretty high....I like the eheim pro 60 for easy of use and solid durable construction...I have an older cascade that runs great as well, good flow, toss what ever you want into baskets. Downside it was a bit difficult for me to get/find parts (I could order them on-line, but sometimes you need it running now)...rena xp2 running on buddies tank is amazing good flow good media baskets and fairly sturdy...I have not tried a fluval canister, but their in-tank filters are great and I have only heard good things about them. Fluval seems to be the only company making filters for the 125 gal+ crowd also. Hope it helps Fish Jumping
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flappyfish
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Location : Henderson/Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Fish: : really getting interested in corals. Pretty fond of Ricordea mushrooms... so many colors and a very forgiving coral.



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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/15/2011, 11:02 am

I received the Finnex PX-360 Canister yesterday. It comes with 2 different ways to hook it up. Either hanging or with tubes. When using the tubes the filter cannot be placed 2 ft below the water level. But it was compact enough to fit behind my aquarium on the stand. The tubes were long enough to put the inlet and outlet on the opposite sides of the tank. It's rated 94 gph (i'm using this along with a power filter). Just one thing to remember is to see how the filter fits inside the canister correctly. I took it out, and didn't get it back together correctly and the filter didn't work.
It was a very simple process to get it working. Fill the tank up, and then plug it in. It's very quiet too.
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Elrollo
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Location : Virginia Beach
Favorite Fish: : Blue Acaras...first fish I ever breed still have a soft spot for them

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/15/2011, 2:32 pm

I have not heard of Finnex let us know how it goes over time...really appreciate it looks like a low cost cannister is always helpful to have around
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cwillis
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cwillis

Posts : 285
Location : Florida
Favorite Fish: : all of them that the problem but I do favor the shubunkins.

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/15/2011, 6:59 pm

I have 2 Magnum 350's on my 80 gallon. They both work very well, and it allows me to change or clean one and leave the other until next time.
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plantedtankdude
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Posts : 1227
Location : Plano, texas
Favorite Fish: : all of them along with mermaids and me I'm a Pisces.

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/21/2011, 11:48 pm

so it's okay to use canister filters on saltwater? what media would have to be changed... I was thinking about trying saltwater again(because I got shafted was told I could use that pavestone brown sand looking stuff, and was sold holy rock as live rock). so if I can use a canister filter unstead of a sump, and over flow box that will save me money....
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MarkM
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Posts : 1324
Location : Prairieville, LA
Favorite Fish: : If it swims and has fins and gills, I like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/22/2011, 4:30 am

When my buddy had his 135 and 20 long salt tanks he used canisters on both along with a skimmer. Worked like a charm.
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flappyfish
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Posts : 61
Location : Henderson/Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Fish: : really getting interested in corals. Pretty fond of Ricordea mushrooms... so many colors and a very forgiving coral.



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PostSubject: Re: Canister Filter   Canister Filter Icon_minitime1/24/2011, 10:28 pm

UPDATE / REVIEW - don't use it on an established tank. i failed to notice that recommendation in the instructions. i got a high nitrate spike, so i took it off and am trying to get the nitrate levels down by small daily water changes. and on top of that, my protein skimmer had some issues. so i'm not sure if it was a combination of the new install of the canister or my protein skimmer having issues.
i was talking to others in my area and as usual i get mixed reviews. One person suggested using a canister filter, and another frowned upon the use of them. I guess it depends on the type of animals in the tank. However, both of them had reef systems, so i am still unsure.
i was thinking of taking out the filtering media from the canister and just using it as extra flow.
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