The Eheim Classic canister filters are among the most-used external filters today on the market. They come with various features that often meet the needs of many people who are looking to use them.
For this model, it comes with a very solid build that assures of your durability. You will not have to buy a new filter after a few months. In the place of plastic clamps, Eheim uses small stainless steel clips that lock the motor head to the canister. Without a doubt, they should keep the motor in place for longer. When it comes to the setup process, you might have to struggle a bit with the diagrams in the manual, but the process itself is easy.
The manufacturer has made the model energy efficient so that you do not have to worry about the overall power consumption. With its impressive flow rate, the canister filter has been rated the best for goldfish tanks.
Depending on the model that you choose, you can get it working efficiently for 40-gallon, 66-gallon, and 92-gallon tanks… even up to 300-gallon tanks. With very low noise levels, the filter has expanded its applications to accommodate various types of marine life.
Hydor Professional Canister filter might be new in the industry of canister filters, but it sure knows how to make people talk about it. This starts with how it is built. The model comes with a strong and sturdy construction so that it can serve you for longer. You will not get even the slightest impression that it is made from a cheap plastic. The base has 4 rubber feet to give it the best stability you can get in a canister filter.
Setting it up should be a real breeze, even for those who might not have used a canister filter before. You should be done setting up the filter within just 30 minutes. Make sure to refer to the manual just in case you have issues connecting a few things.
The capacity is just amazing as the models can handle a lot of water. You can choose among the different models, but the most you can get is for a 40-gallon tank to 150-gallon tank. With such a capacity, it is even easy to use the filter on the smaller tanks.
The noise level of the filter is quite low so that the marine life is not disturbed. With such quietness in operation, it is great for aquatic turtles, reef tanks, and saltwater and freshwater tanks.
As expected, this is an amazing canister filter, as it comes from a reputable company. To start us off, it comes with the super capacity to handle more filtration and still maintain its compact size.
As compared to other models, this one is often seen to be great for tanks ranging from 250 gallons to 400 gallons. Not many filters can actually boast of being able to handle such amounts.
The model is also equipped with a number of technology features that make it efficient. One to mention is the self-priming start system that should be able to prepare the canister for the filtration process as soon as you hook it up.
The intake strainer is made to be clog-proof so that it can work longer. You will not have to worry about the debris getting past it, which would have impeded water flow in a planted aquarium. The aquastop valves available on this model make your maintenance a lot easier, even for tropical aquariums. The work of the valves is to separate the housing from the filter in a single step. This will eliminate the case of leaks and simply enhance maintenance for the user.
The CF series is among the popular canisters today on the market as they come with a different feature, which is a UV sterilizer. Most people would be skeptical whether the UV sterilizer works or if it is just a marketing gimmick to get people buying the product.
Starting with its construction, you get a solid filter, even though it has many plastic parts, which might not be attractive to many people. The work of the UV sterilizer is to eliminate the microorganisms such as algae, bacteria, and other parasites found in the water and sand substrate of your tank.
Setting it up for a fish tank might be easy if you have installed a canister filter before. For new users, you might have to work extra hard, as the manual is also not so clear. With a flow rate of about 370 GPH, you can be sure it is something that you would love to use more often. The capacity, on the other hand, is still within the respectable range. You can use it for tanks up to 175 gallons.
The manufacturer decided to take a different approach to making sure that people get to clean their aquariums. Its design makes it a great device to easily place inside the tank. This also keeps it separate from the main body of the canister. This model does not come with a pump that might have needed you to prime and disconnect first before you can actually start filtering the water. This now makes it even easier to use for those who are new to setting up the canister filters on their tanks.
You will also not have to turn off the water supply, as it comes with its inline water pump separately housed for simpler installation and operation. This model also comes loaded with four layers of filter media. The media includes a sponge filter, filter finishing pad, activated carbon, and ceramic biorings. This should keep the filter working correctly for a long time. This filter is quite great for 150-gallon tanks for it to work effectively.