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right now i have 2 whiper 60s on my 75 gallon, im thinking about upgrading to a canister here at the beginning of next semester, I only have 1 rohm in there so I shouldnt need massive filtration. But what are the advantages to these canisters, also which kind should i get and what is the least costly.

If you think that I dont need to upgrade that my 2 whisper 60s are good or more than enought please let me know.

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Actually the fluval 404 has been replaced with the fluval 405...Basically same filter different name....I would go with the fluval...Fill it with biomax and be done....Advantages are they are really quiet,,easy to clean and hold a lot more bio media...not to mention it gets those hang on filters off of your tank and cleans up the overall look in my opinion.
 

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Everyone always wonders why my water is crystal clear-It's the magnum 350's I use-I'm a huge fan of this filter-Highly recomended by me!!!!!!!!! But then again it will depend on what you would like to do fiter wise-Bio wise-I like the rena series-Mechanical-you wont beat a magnum-
 

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I *just* picked up an xp3, to add to my two magnum 350s on a 90 gal. What a great filter. East to install, some cool design features (like the hose shut-off), big baskets for whatever media you want, and my water looks clearer than ever. Thinking about adding another one and ditching the HOBs entirely. For $100.00, it seems thus far like a great filter.

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heres the deal.
Magnums are great for mech filtration. however fail in area of Bio. Unless you get the deluxe with the biowheels.
Rena VS fluval. I've heard more storys about fluvals failing and leaking then I have about Renas. overall the internal design of either is similar and flow amounts are going to also be similar. Most all cans in the same class have the same flow rate. the 4 teir (Xp3,flu 405, etc etc) all get around 125-150ish GPH ACTUAL flow. the 300+ GPH flow rates some of them claim is for an unloaded cannister. And in real world really means nothing.
So for those two choices I'd say flip a coin. Personally I would go with the Rena. In my observation ppl that I would seek advice from tend to be using either Renas or Eheims.
Altho I did used to own a Fluval 402 that we got a good 10 years usage out of.

Whatever you go with don't buy a Jebo/Odyssea in my opinion...They are inexpensive but a pain in the butt.
So far my Odyssea CFS4 has worked flawlessly. However I have heard of some quality issues on others. Its hit and miss.
 

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yeah thanks shine....im looking in to a new filter as well so i will keep that in mind
 
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