The 8 Best Aquarium Canister Filters

Editor's Choices
Top 8 Aquarium Canister Filters

8. Aquatop CF Series 525

  • No humming or buzzing
  • Comes with all necessary plumbing
  • Setup directions aren't the clearest

7. MarineLand Magniflow 360

  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Sturdy and made to last
  • Very loud when purging air

6. Fluval 306 A212

  • Comes with replacement media
  • Single motion lift-lock clamps
  • Nozzles can be difficult to adjust

5. Cobalt Aquatics 26000

  • No priming necessary
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty
  • No hose clamps included

4. Hydor Professional External 600

  • Nonslip rubber base
  • Durable ceramic shaft
  • Space-saving design

3. Penn Plax Cascade 1500

  • Taps rotate 360 degrees
  • Simple push-button primer
  • Moves up to 350 gallons per hour

2. Eheim Classic External

  • Low energy consumption
  • For saltwater and freshwater use
  • Runs whisper quiet

1. Fluval FX-6

  • Self-starting mechanism
  • Automatic maintenance reminder
  • Ensures that any trapped air escapes

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