Canister Filters are BAD - Here is why. These Fish are Awesome! 1 day ago   2:06:30

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Living the dream as you bring home that new canister filter. if you only know how bad it would be long term for your aquarium.
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Kaylene Furner
You make perfect analogies. 😆
cgirl111
I had to swap over to HOB because I got old somehow and doing maintenance on the floor under the stand became too much.
Kevin Lawson
2 hours I could have spent cleaning my canister filter :)  Some great info but way tooooooooooooo long!
mr jinks
They are actually good
matt ballard
my online shopping experiences with you have been great!
rasmokey4
Canister fi lters are too expes ive and too messy!
Tim Biddle
everybody today puts to much trust into surface area in a filter, when I started it was just about mechanical in the mid 90s they started pushing biological everything and once my tanks reached about 3 months never had any biological problems using either system ,and the magnum 350 I still run today and I would put up against all this new junk they call filters. I beleave the surface area in the tank after enough time will support your load unless you go heavy on the your fish load, I keep 9 8 to 12 inch south American cichlids in a 150 gallon tank with the magnum also a 18 inch pleaco changing 10 percent water a week I test my water once month for the last 15 years have not seen any Ammonia ,Nitrites in 25 years and times I've got burn out and let tank go with pleco poop all over the bottom and still no issues with Ammonia ,Nitrites and no plants and nitrate have never got that high it is what it is ,you say we don't need but we don't need fish either we want fish its just a hobby just like filters we want we didint need em we want them. just my 2 cents
henry hillary
canister are bad because it expensive especially fluval or eheim
bel pet
We have an ehiem canister on our 55 after fights with aquaclear. It works well for us on that one... But do we need it? Probably not. And it does make noise, I think more than a normal HOB.

We don't have constraints on space and we had the money for it.
bel pet
Soo I shouldn't get a canister filter for my 5 gallon?
Alain Tang
I never dislike a video but brother this video is garbage, a much better title would be. Do you need a Canister Filter?
Travis Simon
How do I use the python? Dont I have to condition the water
ug Quatics
spray bars can be amazing at adding oxygen... you have to have it above the water and spraying into the surface from about half inch above. it traps oxygen and pushes it into your tank with flow... if you rely on surface aggetation by keeping the bar and flow flush with the surface its not good at all. actually its pretty terrible. my chain pickerel (pickle) will start gasping in about 3 hours if i not using the spray bar as a waterfall.
ug Quatics
personally i think canister should only be used for huge bioload... i got one because i wanted to process large bioload, not so often, and add some good flow to the tank without using a powerhead, adding an airstone, or air pump. it was a good move for what i was using it for. saved me a bunch of money.
ug Quatics
i talked to a guy on fb who put a cascade 1000 on a 9 gallon cube hahahaha... some people are crazy.. i have a cascade 700 on a 55 with 5 plecos, snails and pickerel
Speak the Truth
HOB are the best in my opinion and I always have a sponge filter in the tank for backup or another way to cycle a new tank if needed.
edwardsdeacon
I primarily use canister filtration ( SunSun ) for the mechanical capabilities and some biological filtration on my larger aquariums with fish that don’t do well with planted tanks. I use the bio-rings in the empty space under the bottom tray to breakup the flow and help direct it.
New people to the hobby should take time to correctly understand how filtration works, how beneficial bacteria works, about how new tank syndrome can be avoided, how different types of media works, etc. I learned throw trial by error like most in the hobby. My own lack of knowledge coupled with the dishonesty of merchants and vendors costed me an exceptional and unnecessary amount of money. That’s why I believe why this is a billion dollar a year industry.
For many years I used primarily H.O. B. Filters, corner filters and even under gravel filters.
H.O.B. Filters are more than adequate for most aquariums depending on the fish kept. Many aquariums would do well with just a sponge filter or a undergravel filter with a pump attached ( just my opinion).
This was a good video. Thank you for posting it and I hope it helps someone think before spending their money.
poopiedrawers2
You can DIY a 5 gallon bucket filter cheap.
poopiedrawers2
So I use a Fluval 406 on my 55 gallon. I did this because I have a river tank community setup I wanted to overstock and needed high flow and capacity for heavy bio-load and narrow tank has minimal oxygen exchange so in my case it made sense. I would rather a sponge or natural plant. Hate every HOB I ever bought. Sponges take space from narrow tanks and I have a fake plant setup on purpose. Depends on the situation. Sounds like your saying cancer filter. Lol.
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On the Aquarium Co-Op aquarium channel we focus on freshwater fish, tropical fish, aquatic plants and in general all freshwater aquariums. Our goal is to help take your pet fish and graduate you to an aquarium hobbyist. Aquarium fish in general we find are a great way to learn about ecosystems. Your fish aquarium will reconnect you with nature. If you'd like to take it to the next level, subscribe to aquariumcoop and check out our weekly videos.

Cory is employed by Aquarium Co-Op LLC. He also owns Aquarium Co-Op LLC. Therefore technically all content is sponsored by Aquarium Co-Op

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