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Marineland Canister

5 years 8 months ago #35616 by ziggy2
Replied by ziggy2 on topic Marineland Canister
I don't think you can go wrong with either the Eheim or the Fluvals, I have both. One thing to keep in mind, buy an over sized one. If they rate it for 100 gallons, i'd use it on a 55 ect... they have a good imagination when it comes to gallons processed.

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5 years 8 months ago #35615 by Narwhal72
Replied by Narwhal72 on topic Marineland Canister
I am a big fan of Eheim canisters. I find them to be well built and very reliable on the long term. Fluvals (particularly FX6) are also pretty good.

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5 years 8 months ago #35614 by EricH
Replied by EricH on topic Marineland Canister
Thanks for the explanation.
so I will stay on this canister design, do you recommend one in particular?
the choice is so big, and it can cost $50 or $200 and they look the same for a novice like me.
Thanks for your time

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5 years 8 months ago #35613 by Narwhal72
Replied by Narwhal72 on topic Marineland Canister
The C360 follows the typical canister filter design with a bucket containing baskets of varying types of media and a pump on top. A siphon fills the bucket and then the pump pushes the water back. This type of design gives you very good biological and chemical filtration. I had one at work and had issues with the O rings on the valve assembly breaking and leaking. There are lots of choices in this type of design that also work well.

The Magnum's are a unique and older design and use either a carbon basket with a floss sleeve or a pleated micron cartridge. They are very good for mechanical filtration and ok for chemical filtration but do not provide any biological filtration unless you include the Biowheels. They also have the motor on the bottom which makes them self priming. Fill the canister with water and turn it on and it will prime itself.

Marineland just recently announced it is discontinuing the Magnum line of canister filters. I have one and I love it for polishing up tanks but that's all I use it for.

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5 years 8 months ago #35611 by EricH
Marineland Canister was created by EricH
Hi,
I would like to understand the difference between these 2 canisters filter from Marineland:
Marineland C360 External Canister Filter
and
Marineland Magnum 350 Dual Purpose Canister Filter
Thanks

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