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Ron Sower

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Canister filters
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:49:16 AM »
...I just set up a Filstar xm as a second filter to my Poret sponge tower filter...I've stayed away from using canisters because they usually have to go under the tank and it is troublesome for my back to bend over, reach forward and pull it out with the weight of the water in it...now I have a small shelf at the end of the tank that I can set it on and have easy access to it....

...I remember using the Filstar before and I don't like it because it always doesn't fill properly and gets air into the "box" and spews micro-bubbles into the tank...I'm not going to futz and putz with it anymore...

...Which canisters do you guys\gals like and why?...
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Re: Canister filters
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 01:27:33 PM »
I have a Filstar on my turtle tank that works great. No air bubbles at all. My 75 is running on a Cascade 1200 and that works well too. On my 150 Fatboy I'm running a Fluval FX6. It is a beast. The good news this is it has a valve that I can use to empty it before I remove it for maintenance. It will be another 3 months before I do that since I just installed it. They are all quiet too.
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Ron Sower

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Re: Canister filters
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 06:06:38 PM »
I have a Filstar on my turtle tank that works great. No air bubbles at all. My 75 is running on a Cascade 1200 and that works well too. On my 150 Fatboy I'm running a Fluval FX6. It is a beast. The good news this is it has a valve that I can use to empty it before I remove it for maintenance. It will be another 3 months before I do that since I just installed it. They are all quiet too.
...thanks, Willie...
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Re: Canister filters
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 05:57:22 PM »
..what did you end up getting/using..?....is it for the 125?...and.....is it working?...is it UV too ?
Jon

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Re: Canister filters
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 12:06:20 AM »
...nothing yet...I used my personal hobby "allowance" for 2 months at AGA ;D ;D ;D....so I'm waiting til I build it back up...!

...it is for the 125...I'm leaning toward the Eheim 2217...It will be used in conjunction with the Poret filter tower....
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