I came across an interesting article on canister filters today that someone posted on Facebook. Titled
“How to get a fantastic canister filter with minimal spending,” “15 Best Canister Filters for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums,” the majority of the article provides pros and cons of name brand filters, or “worthy filter models” as the author calls them. Note: article was updated in 2018 and the old link marked through above no longer works. It is quite interesting and quite informative. However, not including Sicce canister filters in the list is a sizable omission, in my opinion. I’ve used some of the filters the author reviews and I would stack the Sicces up against all of them in terms of quality and budget friendliness.
In any case, check out the article and see what you think. If you’ve never used an external canister filter before or you’re in the market for a canister filter that you’ve never used, you’ll find some of the information in the article helpful. I didn’t read the entire piece, so I won’t comment on the accuracy of the author’s info.
Also, some folks build their own canister filters. So if you’re the do-it-yourself type, there are plenty of videos and instructions online detailing how to build them.