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This is a discussion on Small reliable canister within the Equipment Talk Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; I am looking to set up a small canister for my 135. Ive got enough filtration for my tank but ...

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    I am looking to set up a small canister for my 135. Ive got enough filtration for my tank but i will be using it just for floss. To trap some of the small floating stuff. Anyone got any ideas what to get?
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    I am using an eheim ecco 2236 for polishing on my 100 gal. I just packed the filter full of floss.

    I do like these little filters as they are small (takes up very little room), quiet and easy to service. Only thing to be cautious is the plastic handle. Always lift a full filter by the bottom.

    On my 75 gal, I just use a hot magnum packed full of floss for polishing. It works well too but is a hob setup and not a canister per say.

    Another option would be to add another "large" filter and have the added bonus of increasing your water volume. I would suggest something like an XP3 for this. Cheap and big

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    You will need a surface skimmer or surface agitation to get rid of the surface film or floating stuff. A small canister will likely not help. An AC HOB with a surface skimmer attachment works well and cheap.

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    Gklaw is right. You'll need a surfface skimmer, but you can attach a surface skimmer to a canister also. Charles is giving away a free magnum canister.
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