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PostSubject: canister filter   Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:20 am

Thinking about getting one of these for the 36 gallon. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Fluval 305

I do know that this one is for tanks up to 70 gallons. Good flow and happy fish!!
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PostSubject: Re: canister filter   Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:05 am

Fluval 305-how many gallons does it turn over in a hour?
Ideally your cannister filter should be turning the tank over a minnimum 4-5 times an hour, so if it does 280-350 gallons p/hr you should be ok.
I've got a no name cannister which the sticker says 1000ltr p/hr turning over a tank with 250-300 ltr , so there is the
4X cycle which seems to be working allright.
cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: canister filter   Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:50 am

I would go for Ehiem there quiet and are brilliant
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PostSubject: Re: canister filter   Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:55 am

Kurosaki J wrote:
Fluval 305-how many gallons does it turn over in a hour?
Ideally your cannister filter should be turning the tank over a minnimum 4-5 times an hour, so if it does 280-350 gallons p/hr you should be ok.
I've got a no name cannister which the sticker says 1000ltr p/hr turning over a tank with 250-300 ltr , so there is the
4X cycle which seems to be working allright.
cheers J

It turns 260 gallons per hour..roughly 950 liters.
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PostSubject: Re: canister filter   Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:02 am

816johnv wrote:
I would go for Ehiem there quiet and are brilliant

THANKS!! Looking into them now. Much cheaper than the Fluval.

Is changing the media messy? The Fluval boasts that media change is a snap.
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PostSubject: Re: canister filter   Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:32 am

The worst thing about Fluval is the corrugated tubes - you get brown algae growing over the ridges once the filter is established (I assume they still come with these). You end having to clean the tubes out every time you stop the filter once it matures or you end with a tank full of goo. I thought Eheim were more expensive than Fluval ?
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PostSubject: Re: canister filter   Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:05 am

Fluval 305 $170.00

Eheim Classic 2215/UT 92g $120.00

Eheim Ecco Canister 2234 $150.00

I only have a 36 gallon tank.
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PostSubject: Re: canister filter   Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:47 am

I've done the research and have decided to get the Aheim Classic 2215.

Would it benefit me to get a spray bar? I do have a 3 inch bubble disk in there.
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