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Marineland Multi-Stage Aquarium Canister Filter

Marineland Multi-Stage Aquarium Canister Filter

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    C530 CANISTER FILTERS

    By JERALD on May 27, 2021

    I NOT SURE WHAT ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE ABOUT, BUT I HAVE 4 C530s ON A 180GAL REEF READY TANK AND I HAVE NO PROBLEMS. YES THEY ARE HARD TO OPEN BECAUSE OF THE CANISTER SEAL, BUT I HAVE LEARNED TO RELEASE THE LATCHES AND LIFT ON ONE SIDE TO BREAK THE SEAL, IT WILL OPEN. AS FAR AS THE LEAKS. IF THE I NOT SURE WHAT ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE ABOUT, BUT I HAVE 4 C530s ON A 180GAL REEF READY TANK AND I HAVE NO PROBLEMS. YES THEY ARE HARD TO OPEN BECAUSE OF THE CANISTER SEAL, BUT I HAVE LEARNED TO RELEASE THE LATCHES AND LIFT ON ONE SIDE TO BREAK THE SEAL, IT WILL OPEN. AS FAR AS THE LEAKS. IF THE BASKETS ARE NOT SEATED RIGHT, THE GAP IN THE LID WILL LEAK. THE PRESSURE FROM THE PUMP WILL CAUSE A LEAK. RESEAT AND TRY AGAIN. I CLEAN MY FILTERS EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. I KNOW 4 FILTERS ARE A LITTLE OVER KILL BUT THATS JUST ME. I RECOMMEND THESE FILTERS TO ANYONE. AS LONG AS YOU SET IT UP RIGHT AND SEAT EACH BASKET IN LINE, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS. THANKS. … more

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    Not worth the hassle

    By Roger on Sep 6, 2021

    It keeps the tank clean, but that’s its only perk. Impossible to open. One latch snapped in half trying to open it for cleaning. It is extremely heavy so moving it isn’t an option. Closing the lid takes brute force and full body weight. Don’t bother with this filter.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the hassle

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    It keeps the tank clean, but that’s its only perk. Impossible to open. One latch snapped in half trying to open it for cleaning. It is extremely heavy so moving it isn’t an option. Closing the lid takes brute force and full body weight. Don’t bother with this filter.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Canisterfilter

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    This the most horrible filter, it cleans my tank so great the first time but after cleaning the filter everything goes worst and worst, it is so hard to opened that it takes for ever, closing it it y story it is almost impossible, my fish tank have never been more duty like it is now with this canister

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best filter

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    Works perfectly ! Im using it for my 75 gallon turtle tank which has 2 red-eared sliders and 1 yellow belly. I've never seen my tank more clear it really does suck up everything!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    C530 CANISTER FILTERS

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    I NOT SURE WHAT ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE ABOUT, BUT I HAVE 4 C530s ON A 180GAL REEF READY TANK AND I HAVE NO PROBLEMS. YES THEY ARE HARD TO OPEN BECAUSE OF THE CANISTER SEAL, BUT I HAVE LEARNED TO RELEASE THE LATCHES AND LIFT ON ONE SIDE TO BREAK THE SEAL, IT WILL OPEN. AS FAR AS THE LEAKS. IF THE BASKETS ARE NOT SEATED RIGHT, THE GAP IN THE LID WILL LEAK. THE PRESSURE FROM THE PUMP WILL CAUSE A LEAK. RESEAT AND TRY AGAIN. I CLEAN MY FILTERS EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. I KNOW 4 FILTERS ARE A LITTLE OVER KILL BUT THATS JUST ME. I RECOMMEND THESE FILTERS TO ANYONE. AS LONG AS YOU SET IT UP RIGHT AND SEAT EACH BASKET IN LINE, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS. THANKS.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

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    The only good thing about this filter is how effective it. It does a great job cleaning my tank (150g), but that's it. I dread the day when I have to clean it. It's almost impossible to open. So hard that I have broken the 2 latches on the lid even trying to be careful; thankfully it still closes and seals even with only two of the four latches. It's just as hard to close if you don't lather the o-ring with Vaseline so it seats properly and doesn't leak. I did a warranty exchange through Marineland (which went well, great customer service) and they sent me a new one but after the second time cleaning it the latches broke off the new one too. Very disappointed in the design and quality of this The only good thing about this filter is how effective it. It does a great job cleaning my tank (150g), but that's it. I dread the day when I have to clean it. It's almost impossible to open. So hard that I have broken the 2 latches on the lid even trying to be careful; thankfully it still closes and seals even with only two of the four latches. It's just as hard to close if you don't lather the o-ring with Vaseline so it seats properly and doesn't leak. I did a warranty exchange through Marineland (which went well, great customer service) and they sent me a new one but after the second time cleaning it the latches broke off the new one too. Very disappointed in the design and quality of this filter considering I'm a long time Marineland customer. … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to open

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    Great pump just hard to open. It puts out so meny gallons per hour keeps my tank perfect . Holds alot of bio media fantastic but hard to open.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Powerful but loud for sound sensitive situations or people.

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    This filter is well made, very large and powerful. Easily will support up to 150 gallon tank. With it being large also comes noise because of its impressive flow rate and size. If you are sound sensitive as I am, or it is going to be used in a TV room or living space you might not like this choice. Sound is loud hum that radiates through walls, stand or floors.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love mine have had it for roughly 7 years now running straight with no issues.

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    Great product! Keeps tank crystal clear with water changes every 3-4 weeks

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy this

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    Just an awful filter. Poorly made. Wouldnt spend my time writing a long review if it wasnt manditory.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Look for something better.

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    Bought this a few months ago. First month worked excellent. On my second cleaning it was a little tough to open for filter cleaning/carbon change. One of the handles snapped off. It still sealed fine and was not leaking so I continued to use it. Next cleaning the other handle snapped off. It still seals, but is now even harder to open. This is the second Marineland canister filter I have owned and they always seem to work good in the beginning, but loose power and cleaning ability even with regular cleanings and maintenance.

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