View Full Version : Are Magnum 350 canister filters worth it?

10/04/2009, 03:11 PM
I have an opportunity to buy one with a Oceanic tank setup from a lady getting out of the hobby for $150 (for the tank, stand and filter).

Just curious on thoughts if they were worth installing or not.

10/04/2009, 03:30 PM
You could use it for something like polishing the water, running carbon or maybe something QT related. I have a Fluval FX5 that I rarely use to polish the water and run Carbon. Other then that it sets in the garage collecting dust.

10/04/2009, 04:42 PM
I have a magnum 350 that got used by someone for the first time in 5 years :D It is good for carbon or as an occasional polish but I would not bother running it constantly.

10/04/2009, 04:59 PM
I still have a 220 that I started up in '92. Still use it to polish the water and run carbon. It's noisy, don't know about the 350. I have a basement sump so I use a, just as old, Fluval 303 for carbon and media. If I had to put it under my tank, in a cabinet, I'd probably think twice.