Slowly putting together my 17 gallon ada tank. Ready to get a filter but still going back and forth between An aquaclear 30 or trying a canister for the first time (Eheim classic 250).
Any advice? Canisters would be about $120, an aquaclear $35 so there is quite a difference in price. The tank will be planted with Nano type smaller fish.
The tank is going downstairs so noise isn’t a huge issue. I dont mind cleaning an aquaclear, watched the videos of the Eheim, seems a bit more involved .... how often do they need cleaning?
If I do go with an Eheim I could also have the option of getting an inline heater.
Thanks for any advice!