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Product Comparision Table: Canister Filters
Canister Filter Buyer's Guide: What to Look For?
Let’s discuss some of the key features you should look out for when you’re buying a canister filter.
Tank Size vs. GPH
Filtration Process & Media Trays
Location, Location, Location
Canister filters can be quite large and not the easiest on the eye.
Check the canisters dimensions before you purchase it so you can be sure you have a place to store it.
They tend to run very quietly so you shouldn’t have any issues if you’re tank is located in your bedroom or where you watch TV.
Best Aquarium Canister Filters Reviewed
Let’s filter through the top picks.
1. Fluval External 06 Canister Filter Series
On the cutting edge of canister filters, you can pick up a Fluval 06 filter in a range of sizes:
2. EHEIM Classic External Canister Filter
3. SunSun Pro Canister Filter Kit
Not a huge name in the canister filter world, but it’s growing in popularity for good reason.
This powerful canister filter gives you a lot for your money and comes in a range of sizes:
4. Fluval FX6 Canister Filter
5. Hydor Professional External Canister Filter
Last but my no means least, we have the Hydor Professional Canister filter. An efficient piece of kit, it comes in a variety of sizes:
It Filters Down to This...
There’s no such thing as too much filtration! The higher the GPH and the more filtration processes, the better filtration you will get – resulting in a healthier tank.
It’s not a great idea to buy cheap when it comes to filters, you want to buy efficiency.
This is the livelihood of your tank we’re talking about. You don’t want to take an unnecessary risk.