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Hey all! I'm new to high tech planted tanks and I was just wondering about canister filters and what inexpensive easy to use and reliable ones I could get my hands on.


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Hey all! I'm new to high tech planted tanks and I was just wondering about canister filters and what inexpensive easy to use and reliable ones I could get my hands on.


Thanks!


--Miles
have you checked out the sunsun hw 302? cheap and a good filter. you may also find it under the name aquatop, but it is the same thing.

you might also be able to find a used fluval 304 kicking around for cheap.
 

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my experience , I tryed going inexpensive and ended up spending more to replace filters that could not cut it , do your research and get a good canister . Ehiem makes the best but expensive . In any case for a quality filter no matter what brand your looking around 100 clams
The rena XP series is getting good reviews , but for Me, its Ehiem or nothing !!!
 

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i like the one i have. why don't you like them?
i dont dislike then all that much, i had a fluval 404 and 304 on a 75 gal
still have them, but i disconnect the power cord and use them as pre filters
i got a marineland 360 and the flow is way higher then the two fluvals combined , plus has more media area then both conbined
fluval extremely overate there flow rate and gal size
the disconnect is very weak design, priming not good at all
the marineland you pump once maybe twice and there no back-flow thru intake
thats why fluvals have the ball in the intake but it restricts flow
fluvals also allow a lot of bypass
on a 55 gal i would put two fluval 404, 405 's
 
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