How To Setup A Canister Filter

Canister Filter

Canister filters are great, aren’t they? Powerful, pressurized water filtration that gets your water crystal clear and near limitless possibilities for customizing the filter media that you use can’t be beaten, right? I’m inclined to agree, but there’s another thing canister filter owners can mostly agree on as well: the instructions that come packaged with … Read more

Cascade 1000 Canister Filter Review

Cascade 1000 Canister Filter

Review Summary PROS Low Price Sturdy Very Quiet Media Included CONS Challenging to Prime Bit of a Learning Curve High Power Use Not as Powerful Though the Cascade 1000 can only handle a 100-gallon tank maximum at 265 gallons per hour, compared to the FX6’s 400 gallon maximum at 563 GPH, it’s a definite step … Read more

SunSun HW-304B Pro Canister Filter Review

SunSun HW-304B

Review Summary Pros High capacity Multi-stage filtration High media storage Includes UV option Cons Heavy A bit noisy Only a bit of media included Instructions aren’t much help Like any other tank owner, I’ve spent time trying to find the right filter to use for my aquarium. I’ve found that canister filters work best for … Read more

Fluval 306 Canister Filter Review

Fluval 306 Canister Filter

Review Summary PROS Powerful Durable High capacity Large storage CONS A bit bulky Quite difficult to clean Higher power use The Fluval 306 canister filter is on the higher end of the Fluval “06” line of canister filters, which also contains the Fluval 106, Fluval 206, and Fluval 406. In comparison to the 106 and … Read more

Marineland c360 Canister Filter Review

Marineland C360

Review Summary PROS Large filter volume Good flow rate No-bypass design Well constructed Durable Hoses CONS Oversized, bulky, heavy Packaged media leave a bit to be desired Longevity of this model has yet to be proven The market for canister filters is so vast nowadays that it’s easy to forget entirely about particular brands, even … Read more