02-09-2010, 07:26 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
| | Some assistance with canister filters
Hello people. Ive recently come to the realization that hang off the back filters are damn expensive to maintain and custom media is a nicht nicht. Ive recently gotten into setting up a planted tank but I am using dual trickle filters which are costing me to maintain. I am injecting co2 but i have a feeling it ain't doing much because of the massive amount of surface agitation the trickle filters are causing. So i came here to ask what you guys would recommend for a 37 gallon tank. Ive looked over the forums a bit and have seen that Eheims are regarded very highly for the build quality that they have but i was wondering if theres any other decent alternatives and which Eheim filter you would suggest if indeed they are the 'best'.
Just some quick points for what im looking for.
-Long life span
-Up keep on the canister filter ex (gaskets, impellers, baskets)