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Sicce Space Eko 300 canister filter. Photo courtesy of the author.

If you’re on the lookout for an external canister filter and you’re not sure what to get, consider a Space Eko from Sicce. These are really nice filters that are super easy to take apart and clean.

If you follow the blog, you’ve seen several posts in which I’ve mentioned Sicce products. Italian made, these filters are simple to install, simple to take apart, very quiet, and come with a 3-year warranty.

I’ve always run Eheims on my tanks (and still do) but I also run Sicces. The Whale, which is Sicce’s largest aquarium canister filter, is very nice also, but I like the Ekos because I think they’re easier to clean.

I just picked up this 300 (left), which is the largest in the Eko line, on Friday. Eventually it will replace an Eheim I currently have running on my 75g. If your LFS doesn’t carry Sicce canisters, ask them to consider doing so.

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