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Hi,

Ive recently realized i hate HOB filters. I have to add a powerhead to increase water movement throughout my tank. I do not like this. I want to make the move to a canister filter, which in the end is well worth it. I currently have a 38G tank and i would like a filter that could service my tank as well, but also a 6XG tank if i so choose to upgrade later.

I dont know much about the brands of canister filters so i would like you guys to help me :)!

Thank you
 

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I have an Eheim 2217 Classic on my 36 gal.... will be adding a 2215 as well.
(the2217 alone does not provide enough circulation for my taste)

In a less heavily planted tank, the 2217 alone would probably be fine, or you
could add a powerhead for additional circulation.

HTH

Larry
 

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I've used both Rena and Ehiem. I really don't think you can go wrong with either. If you want something that's easy to maintain, either the Rena XP line or Ehiem Eco filters are good. I know that some staunch Ehiem fans don't like the Eco filters because they're not as good as the classics, but they are easier to maintain, and honestly, they're just fine. They might not be the most top of the line thing that Ehiem makes, but for most people I think they'd be fine. Same thing with the XP filters - they might not be perfect in every way, but for the price they are great.
 

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I got Eheim 2213 and Eheim ECCO 2232.With the Ecco series, it takes me less than 5 minutes to do the maintenance. Eheim are great filters.
 
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