Appreciate it. Kinda upsetting since this one was apparently pretty expensiveI find canisters "not user friendly" to maintain, so are usually left too long between cleanings, and end up holding gunk which in the can, means in the tank breaking down and degrading water quality. Although they often make tank water "look" good holding all that detritus, looks can be deceiving..
I've used a number of popular brands and never found any I would use again.
One was included in my current tank package, and has been sitting idle, because I find them a pain.
I know many people rave about them, so I thought you deserved another view.
You have a good filter. Whats being said is that like any filter regular maintenance is a necessity for the filter to maintain your aquarium. They are not the easiest to clean, I’m sure this model is similar but my old fx5, which required me to drain the water and remove the top to pull and clean the media. because of this often times individuals ignore the maintenance, resulting in Organics building inside the filter causing poor water quality. Clean it often and you will enjoy the fx4Appreciate it. Kinda upsetting since this one was apparently pretty expensive
They are great in the hands of the right user on the right setup.Appreciate it. Kinda upsetting since this one was apparently pretty expensive