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Years ago, I used 2 Marineland Magnum 350 canister filters (for a 75 gal tank) that were simple to operate and gave good service.

I've returned to the hobby after a long absence, and the current design of these filters is very disappointing. The media container (which used to be one piece with a lid) is now a fold up piece with a separate screen. The trouble is that the fold up piece doesn't stay together and the screen falls out while I'm trying to fill it. Guess I need about 4 more hands to hold this contraption together :).

What do you recommend, these days, for canister filters? Or is there another type of filter that I should consider. I've tried power filters, but they don't seem to move enough water.

Many thanks.

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You guys are the best. Thanks for the opinions.

LOL, after fooling with that media container all afternoon, I either need a blood pressure pill or a Jack Daniels.

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The Marineland Magnum went back to the LFS today. If I hadn't used the old model Magnum's, I wouldn't be as critical of the new "cost reduced" version. It's too bad that new design is such a mess.

Eheim, huh? OK, I'll check 'em out. LFS doesn't sell Eheim, so I'll need to find an online dealer.

Thanks again.

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well i love my XP3 :p
Ooops. Sorry, Freydo. Just saw your post.

LFS doesn't sell Rena, either.

What are Rena's pro's and con's?

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Thanks to all for the info. Very helpful.
 

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I've changed from 2 Magnum 350 to 2 Rena XP3 and couldn't be happier. We love our new XPs.
AquaVu,

What size is your tank with the Rena's? How is the "flow" compared to the Magnums?
 

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Bosmahe1, thanks for the Rena info :D.

Those look like they'd be user friendly.

Something with good "flow" that's user friendly would work for me.

Still looking, though. I'd like to check out an Eheim 'cause they get good reviews, but no one around here sells them.
 
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