New Filter For My 30 Gallon ( Fluval 207 Or 307 ) Question

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by edgardcafe, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. edgardcafe

    edgardcafeValued MemberMember

    I have a 30 gallon aquarium with 2 filters ( AquaClear 50 and AquaClear 20) for more than 2 years, but I want to upgrade it to Fluval, so which one should I pick Fluval 207 or 307 ? [​IMG]
     
  2. Cichlidude

    CichlidudeWell Known MemberMember

    I would go with the way expensive Fluval 307.
     
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    edgardcafe

    edgardcafeValued MemberMember

    I also was thinking about the Fluval 307 in case upgrade my aquarium size! You said just because is expensive or it means good filter ?
     
  4. Cichlidude

    CichlidudeWell Known MemberMember

    Too expensive for what you get.
     
  5. JayH

    JayHValued MemberMember

    From everything I've seen, it's a well designed, quality filter. It's also rather expensive. I also think the 307 is about the right size for a 30 gallon tank. Don't pay any attention to manufacturers' size ratings. They're way optimistic.
     
  6. Islandvic

    IslandvicWell Known MemberMember

    Are you trying to eliminate using hang-on-back filters, and switch to canister style only ?
     
  7. StarGirl15

    StarGirl15Valued MemberMember

    I love my canister. They are so quiet. I personally dislike the splashing sound of the HOBs
     
  8. Cichlidude

    CichlidudeWell Known MemberMember

    What HOB would that be?
     
  9. StarGirl15

    StarGirl15Valued MemberMember

    I had a Marineland bio wheel on my old 20 gallon
     
  10. Cichlidude

    CichlidudeWell Known MemberMember

    Ah yes, those are noisy. But not all. I have 2 Tidal filters in the same room that are dead quiet because of the outflow design.
     
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    edgardcafe

    edgardcafeValued MemberMember

    I have watched a Fluval review on YouTube and liked it, so I want to try something different although my AquaClear works great.
     
  12. kallililly1973

    kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    I have a 206 ( on a 20 long along with an AC50) and a 406 ( along with an AC70 ) and think their all great filters yes costly but their customer service was stellar when my aquastop valve on my 406 leaked a little bit and sent me a new one in 2 days and haven't had any issues with either of them since.
     
  13. Islandvic

    IslandvicWell Known MemberMember

    I dont think I've really heard any common complaints on Fluval canisters. Maybe their ribbed hoses need to be removed and cleaned periodically, but that's it.

    I think Petco still only offers the x06 line. They are having a promo today. $30 off orders $100 or more.

    Promo code "save30" I think.

    If you get the x07 series, Kensfish.com has free s&h and no tax. Ken sells the Fluval line and all replacement parts for their filters.

    I buy from Ken's and would recommend his site to others. His house brand of fish food is great also. Same quality as the big brands for half the price.
     
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    edgardcafe

    edgardcafeValued MemberMember

    Today I bought a 307 Fluvial online at PetSmart with 15% off (pick up in Store -promotion) for $151.93 (included taxes). So, tomorrow I will setup my new filter !
    Have a great weekend fishKeepers!!
     
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