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    loshi
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    PostSubject: My review on the Fluval 206   My review on the Fluval 206 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2013 11:05 am

    Hi guys,

    I just wanted to give you my opinion on the Fluval 206.
    I just bought an used 46gallon Blowfront that came with (according to the seller) a 4months used Fluval 206 canister filter.

    this weekend I cleaned it for the first time and I was amazed on how different these are from the "hang on tank" filters.

    Mechanical filtration is just crazy, there are 4 large sponges filtering the water before it starts going to to the baskets. all the sponges were dirty but still, the water was flowing as normal.

    In the lower basket there is another sponge for bio filtering (bacteria), in the middle basket there are plenty of ceramic pieces and in the top basket we can put carbon and any other chemical filtration (I added a mix of carbon and ammonia removal and a polishing pad).

    After having only "hang on tank" filters I was really amazed by this one, it is so powerful and give so much flexibility that I just wanted to share with you guys how happy I'm with it.

    I feel that it is unfair to rate it a 40gallon filter, I mean, I know it is rated according to the water flow capacity but the amount of media in that thing helping keep the aquarium clear is just crazy.

    good reading!
    Carlos
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    PostSubject: Re: My review on the Fluval 206   My review on the Fluval 206 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2013 9:28 pm

    Thanks for the review! I've always been partial to HOB filters, favoring the Marineland bio-wheel filters. Recently bought two Fluval Fx5s for my 225 gallon tank, and I'm definitely impressed. Not converting all my tanks to canisters, but these were definitely the way to go on larger tanks.

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    PostSubject: Re: My review on the Fluval 206   My review on the Fluval 206 EmptyFri Mar 01, 2013 11:27 am

    Thanks for the input! I've never tried a canister filter myself. Maybe if I set up a larger tank at some point I will.
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    PostSubject: Re: My review on the Fluval 206   My review on the Fluval 206 EmptyWed Mar 27, 2013 11:45 pm

    I have always used rena filters when I have used canusters....love marineland bio wheels my self.... funny thing is on the three tanks I have now I have neither a canister nor a bio wheel. Thanks for the review, very informative!
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