Advantages and downsides of canister filters:

As noted above we recommend either the EHEIM Classic Canister Filter or the Penn-Plax Cascade Canister Filter brands with enough capacity for your size of aquarium.

The Canister Filter polishing unit uses Aqueon Replacement Filter Cartridges:

Boasting a high throughput rate and durability, the Eheim is the quietest canister on the market. I like the compact design and easy to handle latches. The classic series has been on the market for years and has performed reliably. Replacement parts are easy to find, which is a big plus. My only complaint with this series is the lack of self-priming. However, they do provide tips on how to prime the filter, and it isn't too difficult. Although somewhat pricier than other brands, I've

What is the best canister filter for saltwater/freshwater aquariums?

If you are unfamiliar with canister filters and would like to know more about them, In my opinion it’s the best canister filter made right now, if you have the money and you want a filter that does everything itself then the FX6 is the way to go.

How to put/layer media in canister filter?

The Fluval G6 is a powerful, unique and stylish canister filter with a cool-blue display; when you look at this unit, your perception of what filtration units should look like will instantly change. This unit looks like a piece of high-tech machinery, and it functions just as well as it looks. This modern unit adds to your aquarium’s aesthetics; you can be proud to display the Fluval G6.

Where to put purigen in canister filter?


Canister filters are that remove the water from the fish tankthrough an intake tube, sieve, or valve, run it through filter mediain a pressurized canister, and then pump the filtered aquarium waterback into the fish tank via spill way or spray bar.After the water has gone through the filter media in the sealedcanister, it is pumped back into the fish tank. Canister filtersalways use water pumps to move water, since their system issealed. Most models of canister filter have integral water pumps,usually either built into the cover or built into the base, but somemodels of canister filter require a separate external water pump.Canister filters draw water up a lift tube and out of the aquariuminto an external filter chamber or canister where the water is pushedthrough a series of filter media to clean the aquarium water. Thedirection of flow varies between models and brands of canisterfilters, and can be bottom-to-top, top-to-bottom, back-to-front,center-out, or outside-in, depending on the particular brand or modelof canister filter. This aquarium filter media provides , , and/or filtration, depending onwhat kind of filter media you choose to use in the canisterfilter.Canister filters are very efficient filters if used and maintainedcorrectly. A good canister filter gives you the advantage of selectingthe type of filtration appropriate for your tank by customizing thefilter media, rather than being stuck with the manufacturers pre-mademedia cartridges. A canister filter usually has lower maintenancerequirements than a comparable ,because the water is forced through the filter media, rather thanbeing allowed to flow over or around the media. Also, most canisterfilters return water to the tank through a spray bar, reducingevaporation and current.