oase filtosmart issues? or Tidal?
Hi, I was getting ready to buy an extra filter for my 17 gallon tank; debated between the Tidal and an Oase FiltoSmart. I read the reviews on the Oase however and they said that it was a pain to maintain. "You have to remove the entire unit along with all of the tubing because there is just no easy way of disconnecting the tubes. And even if you do disconnect them, there are no shut off valves, so water will come pouring out like a siphon. The tubing is stiff and too short, which makes affixing the inflow and outflow pipes within the tank more difficult than it should be. The filtration stages are in the wrong order--instead of flowing through the bio media last, water flows through it first and then through the mechanical media-"
Has anyone had these issues? For anyone who is using it, would adding a quick release valve help?
I am not sure I have room behind my tank for the Tidal; anyone using the 35 or 75 who can measure for me?
Fish+Plants thanks you!!