Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Central Coast, California
I love my Eheims.
I do have a disclaimer. I'm sure the stock filters are great, they looked great, but I removed them and replaced them with canisters. I have Rasboras and a halfmoon Betta. The Rasboras kept swimming behind the filters and they would get stuck and die. I moved from Fluval Specs to Aquastyles because my halfmoon Betta was sticking to the filter grate on the Spec and he blew out his tail. I had the same issue with the stock filter on the Aquastyle.
One other thing to think about, the lid won't fit flush if you have to install a heater. You will need to leave it cracked open in the back. I don't mind, but it doesn't look as sleek as it does in the pictures. My lids are offset towards the front by over an inch due to the tubing needed for the canister filters.