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  1. Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been on in So long! I've been working a lot of overtime since the only other person on day shift quit, leaving me as the only person on days for that position. So I have a question for you all, in regards to moving up to a 55 gal, what kind of filters do you recommend? I'm planning on moving both of mine from the 32 gal over to it - a Marineland canister filter (On the side it says C-160, but , but I don't have the box anymore due to the move), and an Aquaclear (I think a 50, but can't remember which). Would these two be enough for a 55 on their own, or would I need to get another filter? Also wondering if I should switch my canister out for a HOB, due to the risk of leaking. I saw a review on Amazon where it said the model I have will leak in 2 years. It came with another gasket though (which I'm sure we can find, somewhere), but with us living in an apartment that will only allow GF as pets, I don't know if I want to take that risk of waiting to see if it even happens So, what do you guys suggest? Are there any canister filters that you've had for 3+ years that haven't leaked? What type are they? Should I go back to HOB for a 55 gal with potentially 3 GF (I don't want to get any more than that)? If so, what? (Although I'm Never doing another Penguin Biowheel - Way too noisy!) Here's what I've looked at so far and read reviews about, and what I've kind of garnered from them: Fluval Canister: Very Pricey and sometimes rattly, otherwise very good quality (other than impeller issues) SunSun Canister: Reasonably priced, but same issues as Fluval RenaFilstar Canister: Cheap. Older versions that were made in Europe were better than the ones presently being sold bc manufactured in China AquaClear: Have one, no complaints. I feel like they're more expensive in Amazon than in an actual store though! Would I need 2 or 3 for a 55? Would they work well enough to get debris off the bottom? Eheim Canister: Good Quality, with a good price tag. Some people have had issues being sent defective products, or products that had parts crack. Not good for such an expensive filter... Aqueon Quiet Flow: More bad reviews than good - many complain of intake tube falling off, but to me that's an easier fix than finding an impeller (I watched IT to many times as a kid, I can't stand dark wet places, they give me the heebie jeebies XD) Whisper Filter: Had one on my 10 gal as a kid in the 90's, and even then it was easy to use! Is the 60 actually good for up to 60 gallons though, or since I'm keeping goldfish, should I go with the largest possible model? Also reasonably priced! I feel like, after reading through a lot of the reviews the problem in product quality is due to outsourcing by the manufacturer... Any other suggestions? Yes or No's to any of the ones listed?? I promise I will listen!! ​ ​
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