Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5
by StuartNC Very pleased. Excellent alternative to H.O.T. Magnum
My primary filtration is a Fluval External 406. Every now and then I need a little boost. I would normally turn to my trusty HOT Magnum 250. This canister goes in the tank, nothing to hang over the side other than the power cord. It is extremely simple to use with hardly any parts. It uses the same micron cartridge from the other HOT Magnum canisters. It moves a lot of water! There are 3 ways to use it and I have tried all 3. Just like the Magnum 250 you an use the Micron cartridge, a media cartridge, or you can charge the cartridge with diatomaceous earth. My only nit would be the suction cups. They tell you to put the mount on the glass, then slide the canister onto the mount. The problem is the mount tends to slide while I push the canister on it. I found it easier to attach the pump to the mount first, then press it against the glass. I am so pleased with it though I bought a second one for my other tank.
July 4, 2016