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I've never had a canister filter before and I want to get one for the 29g. I've only ever used HOB's. What would you guys suggest? I have no idea what I'm looking for. :confused:

I guess I want one that doesn't have too high GPH exchange. Or do I? :confused1:
 

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I've been using a ehiem 2217 for my 33gal and it's been flawless for three years. Just based on that I highly recommend their products. Honestly have no experience with other brands though.Lots of info here on the forum if you dig a little. Good luck!
 

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Getting a filter that is TOO big isn't the normal problem. Instead, people try and go cheap and end up with one that is too small. The Eheims are good models for sure. A Marineland 350 would also be a great amount of filtration. I've used two of those over the years and never had a problem. Just look up reviews of products. There are always going to be reviewers that say theirs leaked, but I can only imagine it's their fault. Canisters are certainly the way to go.
 

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Getting a filter that is TOO big isn't the normal problem. Instead, people try and go cheap and end up with one that is too small. The Eheims are good models for sure. A Marineland 350 would also be a great amount of filtration. I've used two of those over the years and never had a problem. Just look up reviews of products. There are always going to be reviewers that say theirs leaked, but I can only imagine it's their fault. Canisters are certainly the way to go.
I've been looking around at Eheims,will add Marineland to the list- thanks for the reply!

I read on a thread here somewhere that a lady put her canister filter in a 5 gal. bucket just in case...I plan on doing this. Better to be safe,and I'll lose less sleep. :icon_wink
 

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I'm running a rena xp2 with a xp3 impellor on my 29. a marineland magnum 350 would also work but i much prefer the rena. try to find one used or repairable... these things are so expensive new.... you can also make your own quick disconnects if need be.
 

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With Canister Filtering, It's always better to go bigger. More filtration = Cleaner Water = Happier :fish:

Eheim, Fluval, & SunSun are great brands that we always hear great experiences with.

Check out AqAdvisor to get a rough estimate on what is a good filtration with your 29 gallon.
 

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I'd suggest an Eheim ecco pro - I use an ecco pro 35 for my 10 gallon in the office, they have larger models too that would work well for a 29. Takes (literally) about 10 minutes to service the filter.
 

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I use a Rena XP2 on my 29 gallon. Runs quiet, easy to clean the filters, and not too expensive.
Thumbs up for Renas.
 

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I would go for the Fluval 206. Yes it is easy to go for the bigger size but it isn't always better. Did a Cascade 1500 for my 40 gallon and it turned it into a washing machine. Maybe if i wanted salmon to feel like they are on there way to breeding grounds. I would only suggest 1 size above there recomended tank sizes. Oh and if you put it in a 5 gallon bucket it doesn't matter becaus if it leaks a descent amount at all it will continue to syphon all the water out until it can't reach which will be like 20 gallons.
 

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I like the Eheims for their quality. Don't count on a big flow from them though so if you want to use just the canister alone go bigger than what is recommended. The 2217 would be good.
Check out the filters on Amazon and look at the customer reviews and ratings on each and that will give you a good idea what has worked well for people.
 
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