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From what I've read so far, it seems like most people like Eheim, Rena, and Fluval.

This site seems to be the most educated and informed. I would just like to know Cichlid-forum members opinion on the brands and performance.

I have Fluval canisters on 2 0f 3 tanks, but today I bought an Eheim 2234.

What would you veteran fish keepers recommend?
 

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Please....not another "which canistr is best" thread . There has got to be a least 100 thread that ask this same question and the replys will always be the same . Stick with what works best for you and enjoy . In my opinion......there's not that much of a difference between any of the big three . (Eheim...Fluval...Rena) Only slight differences...so it all boils down to what fits you as the buyer /user.
 

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Mayo or miracle whip

There is no best, just pick one. I've read so many threads about filters there should be no reason to start another one lol.

Oh and I vote Eheim 2217..... :popcorn:
 

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Since it's already started, I love the Fluvals.

That being said, I don't have an eheim to compare to.
 

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Supa, you didn't mention the BEST one------ the C-360!!!

I have used Fluval, Marineland and Rena and to me, the Marineland wins.
 

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BTW--- Big Als has the C360 on sale now for $103 with shipping, great price!
I just ordered another two days ago, it will be my third.
 

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I had a Marineland 350 w/Biowheels.. I wouldn't even give it to my enemy.
 

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Sorry, you said Marineland wins... stated that way, I took it as "brand".

I've been very happy with all my Fluval products.
 

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60gallon said:
Mayo or miracle whip

There is no best, just pick one.
Ummm...poor analogy there. HUGE difference between those two - i like to break it down even farther than that....Dukes or Helmans?
 

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You're right....and DUKES all the way! =D>
 

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i am going to buy a 2217 soon

I like the c series and would own one over a fluval, but the huge downside is no spraybar, and I couldn't find pvc to fit the parts to make one

based on what i've read and personal experience

eheim (reading), rena (experience), c-series (experience), fluval (reading, and not including the fx5) would be my order from best to worst
 

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cjacob316 said:
i am going to buy a 2217 soon

I like the c series and would own one over a fluval, but the huge downside is no spraybar, and I couldn't find pvc to fit the parts to make one

based on what i've read and personal experience

eheim (reading), rena (experience), c-series (experience), fluval (reading, and not including the fx5) would be my order from best to worst
Ummm, we're talking about mayonnaise here!
 

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never had issues with the marine land bio wheels im running the emperor 400 now thing is a work horse as other said its just what works best for you *** owned fluval canisters reina marine land and ehiem but keep going back to the bio wheel
 

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It was the 350, which is the Canister... the HOB Emporers I have no (major) issues with (they're not as quiet as some other HOBs, and my 280 is a pain to refill doing a water change (some filters do okay as long as the intake is in the water).
 

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Eheim. I have 2 2217's on my 180g tank. I bought them in 1988 and they have been running 24/7 since then. I've changed 2-3 impellors on them over that time. No grinding, rubbing, knocking........just for preventative maintenance. About 10 years ago I changed the rubber O ring that seals the top and lower parts for the same reason.

No leaks ever.
 
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