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    I'm running an AC30 and an Aqueon 30 on my 30 gal tank. If I were to get a canister for this tank and get rid of the 2 HOBs what unit would you all suggest? I have a fairly large angel, 13 harleys, 6 zebra danios, and 6 cories. also a ton of mts and 3 nerites and 3 large apple snails. I have floating hornwort, 1 small annubis, 3 or 4 clumps of really nice, tall wendti crypt and a ton of java moss and a tone of java fern growing on a piece of driftwood. substrate is a mix of gravel, sand and eco complete

    trates never get higher than 15 - 20 at week's end when I do my water change.

    I've had both the hob's for almost 2 years now and figure they will need to be replaced soon and would prefer the quiet of the canister.

    Suggestions? Thanks!
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    Get the eheim canister, I have a 2211 (classic 150) on a lightly stocked 30g, but I recommend the next size up for a long term solution

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    I have a Fluval 306 on my 29g and love it. It's rated for up to 70 gallons and has great power to pull water from the entire tank.
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    I would suggest either a Fluval 306 or a Rena XP2.
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    SunSun HW-302 if you want to save some money. The Eheim isn't priced too shabby, though. If I were in the market for a new filter, I'd probably try the Eheim, since it's only $60-70, which is only $10-20 more than the SunSun. I have 2 SunSuns, though, that work quite well. Also like the Renas, which are probably the next step up on the pricing ladder.
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I figure any one of these filters suggested by any one of YOU would be a good filter because you all know what works well.

    Since they all come highly recommended, now it's a matter of price. I've been looking around - all run anywhere from $110 - $170. Since I got my Rena XP4 on Amazon on sale for $70, I hesitate to pay that much for a smaller filter. So I'll watch for sales since this is not a 'have to have now' situation.

    Kevin - where did you find an Eheim for $60 - 70?
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    $64 + $9 shipping: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new

    The 2213 can be had for $61 + 9: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...d=&seller=&sr=

    Odd, since it's a better model.
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