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Old 09-20-2019, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm starting another 40 gal breeder planted tank. I have pretty much everything except a filter system. On my first tank a bought a Aquatop canister filter from one of the lfs. It has been doing fine for the past several months. Quiet and no leaks so far. I think it's discontinued. I've been looking at canisters on Amazon (polar, sunsun, etc.) the reviews aren't bad, however, there are enough reviews, on all of them, having to do with weak parts, small leaks, all the way up to catastrophic leaks. I see that aquatop has a newer line on their web page. I don't want to go cheap, but I would like to get something reliable and economical at the same time. All without paying the extra dollars for a name. Cause some of the bigger names are getting some of the same reviews.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My Aquaclear HOB filters and Eheim Classic canisters have performed very well for years.
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I picked up a big eheim can on ebay that the seller complained leaked around the top seal. There was no lubricant on the o-ring, so I bought it cheap, and stopped off at the hardware store on the way home and picked up a little container of waterproof grease. Wipe a small amount, just a thin swipe, on the o-rings before you assemble any canister, and you shouldn't have any leaks.
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