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Canister filters...which brand to buy?

there are so many out there...which one's the best as in easy to use/clean and quiet and efficient? i am thinking about a 30 to 35 gal. low-tech planted tank w/ shrimps...thank you.

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Didn't you already have a thread about this question?

I recommend the Eheim Classic 2215 for a 30-35 gallon,however I would choose the 2217 Classic for anything larger.


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i have a fluval 305 and matinence is very easy and it is quite
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I'm only familliar with Rena's canisters, they've been great for me, just keep up on your maintenance.
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I've always been a Marineland fan but I have an Eheim classic 2217 due here on Monday. Thanks to lescarpentier's harassing me about my C220 ratcan.

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eheim is the best brand hands down. quiet, reliable and virtually maintenance free. I set one up on a 75 gallon a few years ago and i've only had to open it 3 times.


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Yes, the Marineleand C220 and the rest of this series rattles like a friggin snake. I've been through replacements and they all sound like a rattling can of rock. I wish I could say can of *** but they would probably delete that, huh?

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No, they suck.

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I'm sure they filter fine, or at least 90%, but they are cheap as crap. I have around $200 invested and I'm not impressed.

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