About a year ago I purchased my first 75 gallon fresh water fish tank. I started with a simple over the top dual filter that did great but I was sick of changing the filter pads every month. I also wanted something more powerful that would make my tank clear. I looked at several different options from Marineland to Fluval and a few other brands. Based on product reviews and pricing I decided to go with the Marineland canister 360 filter. This was my first filter so I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. The only knowledge I had was following YouTube installations and various forums.
When I received the Marineland canister 360 the instructions were a little vague. The biggest thing that got me was they included (2) small grommets that I would of thought they went on both input/output hoses at the base off the canister filter. Turns out that was totally wrong. I put them on there and primed and turned on the filter; I noticed water was leaking out of one the hoses at the base. I saw the grommet was stuck inside the hose which was causing the leak so the only way I could get it out was to take the hose completely off.
When I did this it made a suction and tons of water just started shooting out everywhere but I finally managed to get the hose reattached. Once I got the hose back on everything was perfect besides a lot of water that came out from a problem that could of been avoided with better instructions. Other than that the priming of the filter and everything else was a breeze! You can barely hear the filter running, the 4 valve air pump I have is honestly louder than the filter.
I was super nervous this month to clean the filter just to see how much it has collected due to the whole mishap with the water shooting all over. Honestly all I did was unplug the filter, turn the “key” and the hoses were turned off. There wasn’t a drop of water anywhere. I’ve been extremely happy with my purchase and the tank just looks great every since I installed this.