Recommendation For Cannister Filter

Kathy328i

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I'm a long time hobby-ist with a 30 gallon vertical tank that is a little planted. I've decided to change from an HOB filter to a cannister filter. I'm leaning toward an eheim 250 but wondered if there were any Fluval fans out there?

Also, Eheim offers an integrated heater cannister but it doesn't seem available in the US. Does anyone know why?

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Kathy328i
 

Jilrae

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I'm running the Cascade 1000 with no complaints on a 46 gallon, they make smaller ones for smaller tanks and I found the prices to be more reasonable. For heating from the canister, you could always add an inline heater to just about any model, I believe.
 
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funkycharms

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I purchased the Eheim 2213 in my standard 29g after my Fluval 205 broke. I prefer the form of Eheim, but I miss the prime pump fluval has.
 

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I'm a long time hobby-ist with a 30 gallon vertical tank that is a little planted. I've decided to change from an HOB filter to a cannister filter. I'm leaning toward an eheim 250 but wondered if there were any Fluval fans out there?

Also, Eheim offers an integrated heater cannister but it doesn't seem available in the US. Does anyone know why?

Tx,
Kathy328i
Oase biomaster 350 is what I’m running on my 34 gallon and I far prefer it to the eheims. It gets the heater out of the tank and the pre filter is so easy to clean. I also like how the heater is easily replaceable so if it fails it’s a quick and cheap fix whereas if that happens with the eheim the whole unit is redundant. It feels solidly built too and flow has been perfect. I wasn’t a fan of the media that comes with it so I replaced most of it. On top of all that I think it’s cheaper?