Can't get the lid to seal properly. It is sucking in air. Very noisy and a lot of micro bubbles.
I got this on the Black Friday filter sale a couple weeks ago. It's one heck of a filter! It's doing a great job on my 26 gallon long tank. It puts out a decent current but not so much that it bothers my Red Cherry shrimp. Easy to set up too. I love it!
I have had this filter set up for a few weeks and it is perfect for my heavily planted 7 gallon.
It comes with media, and a couple different of intake / out flow variations are achievable right out of the box.
I feel that it’s a less expensive version of the original eheim canister, and in my experience so far it is right on par with it.
It does suggest placing the canister level behind the tank or hanging it on back (I feel if I wanted a HOB I would’ve bought one) I’ve broken the rules and bought some extensions for tubing and have it mounted underneath my tank in the stand. It specifies in the directions to not exceed two feet below the tank but I’m a bit non-compliant with 3 feet.
The reduction in power is negligible for me.
Overall a good product. The service from Aquarium Co-op is fantastic, I’ve enjoyed my experiences with them.
Works great for my 20 gallon long!
I'm currently using mine on an apisto grow out tank as a canister filter. I've put the intake behind a mattenfilter and filled the entire filter with bio rings and return through a spray bar. This set up works great for keeping a slow river style current , and keeps the water very clean for my little tripple reds and Bolivian rams. It's a super versatile filter and I can think of multiple ways to utilize it.