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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Canister filter for 20g

What would be a good canister filter for a 20 gallon? I'm thinking the Ehiem 2213 which has a 115 gal. flow rate on it. I currently have 2 HOB filters.


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 03:45 PM
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Note that the claimed flow rates are without media and are provided by the manufacturer.

I wouldn't use anything smaller than a 2215 on 20 gallons of water and personally prefer the flexibility (controlling flow and such) of the 2217. I use a 2213 on a 10gal tank and it's just right.

Considered other brands?
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Canister filter for 20g

Finnex px360 is perfect for 20g
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It is always nice to have extra flow on hand when needed, with the ability to adjust flow as needed. I have an older xp3, pulled out of storage, on a heavily planted 20l grow out tank and it is working well. After a major trimming I turn back the flow and then steadily increase flow as the plants grow back in throughout the week(s).

The scape will affect the need also. A tank full of carpeting plants will not have the same flow needs as a jungle style. It is nice to have options, depending on need.
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I have the eheim 2213 in my 36 gallon and it does fine.

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after looking at some more filters I might go with the fluval 206!


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I got a fluval 205 on my 20 long and it is perfect!
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nice, I have a 20L as well. I think the 206 is an updated version of the 205?


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nice, I have a 20L as well. I think the 206 is an updated version of the 205?


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Is it a pretty good filter?


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i'm using a SunSun Canister Filter HW-303B 370g/h With build in UV light for my 20g.
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Eheim 2215 or 2217 is my recommendation.
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AquaTop CF300 on my 20L. Perfect!

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