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Marineland c-360 $150
filstarxp2-filter 75 $145
marineland deluxe magnum 350 $140
Eheim ecco 2236-80 gallon w/media $130
fluval 405 $ 150

please give top 2 if possible, otherwise any feedback at all about experiences would be great!!!
 

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Havent had a cannister before but I heard good reviews about Fluval Canisters
 

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top 2?

xp2 and the 405 (tough call between this and the eheim ecco. eheims are by far the best canisters on the market, but the ecco line are a little different from the rest)

i would never recommend any marineland filter to anyone. (with maybe the exception of the HOT magnum if you want micron filtration. but even then, i would suggest buying some poly-fill before wasting money on a micron filter)
 

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i would never recommend any marineland filter to anyone.
I agree with this. I dont have a canister but I have a marineland bio-wheel and there are countless numbers of problems with it including slower intake volume over time (even with cleaning) and the biowheel completely stopping, I had to file down the tips to make it pointier to be able to keep it spinning.
 

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Not sure about your pricing but I own a Fluval 305 and a Rena XP3 (~$130) that were similar priced when I got them online. The Rena and Fluval are probably your best choice, but I personally prefer the Rena over the Fluval. The Rena is easier to clean and comes with nice re-usable sponge filters, the floss filters on a Fluval are good for about 2 cleanings before you need to replace them. After cleaning I notice less waste shooting back into the water with the Rena which means that there is less bypass of the filters in a Rena. I also like the option of the spray bar that is included with the Rena.

I like using Eheim and Seachem for some of their filter media...etc.
 

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I have a cascade 500 and a Fluval 205. I like the fluval better for two reasons. First it contains a vast amount of foam in addition to the interchangeable filter media and two it has a quick stop valve, which makes cleaning/maintenance on the filter much easier. Where are u getting a 405 for $150? That s a great deal if it s the actual price.
 

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Go with the Fluval. My step-daughter did "MEGA RESEARCH" on the different ones. She has one for her 50 gal fresh water tank. I ended up getting one for my 50 gal salt water tank; model 305. It works very well, has four (4) filters and 3 medium baskets. The top tray I use for the phosphate pads, which help immensly. The one thing you have to remember with any canister system is to clean it once a week. It definitely makes a difference, especially in a salt water tank.
 

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I have had both the 305 and the xp3 side by side for a month to test them out together. I chose the XP3 and have had no issues. My only regret is that I bought it before Foster and Smith put it on sale for $110. If you type CK-907364 in the search field you'll see it for that price, rather than the $180. Hope this helps you in your search.
 

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Fluval! Fluval! Fluval!
 
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