Reason for leaking...
(Posted on 5/11/11)
Comments: For those who are unsure of this product because of leaking. I just read this from a different website:
"While researching reviews of this filter on the Internet, you will come across numerous reports of leaks. This was the result of a manufacturer's defect that occurred during several production runs. This problem has since been resolved. Once discovered, Marineland issued a recall of all affected filters, replacing both the Motorhead and valve blocks. My C-360 was one of these. Even though my filter was out of warranty, Marineland replaced my valve block and motorhead, free of charge. I have had no issues since. If purchasing a new filter, the leak concerns with this filter are no greater than with any other canister filter. I am perfectly comfortable both using and recommending the C-Series filters. In summary on this issue, it is a part of the past and not a valid concern on currently manufactured filters."
I noticed the earlier reviews spoke of leaking. And the newer reviews do not. It's because Marineland fixed this issue by recalling their filters. I hope most of those people let the company know that their filters were leaking. If not, that was the customer's own mistake.
(Posted on 2/4/11)
Comments: I have been running a magnum c series filter for almost 2 years now.Not one problem has ever happened with this unit. I have been reading all of these bad reviews about how they leak,that you can't buy replacement parts for them! Yes,if you clamp the unit back together with the gaskets inproperly installed they will leak and more than likely you will damage or destroy the gasket and YES you can buy replacement parts for them, for example the gasket that is probably the one getting damaged from negligence in reasembly after routine maintenance.these are a great filters at a reasonable price.
(Posted on 3/14/10)
Comments: First off, with my 46 gallon bow front- I got a Magnum 350- What a pain the wasnooski!!! Cleanings were a pain and there were really no place to put more than 1 type of media in the canister. I did some looking around and came across these new canister filters from Marineland. Let me tell you-- What a blessing. Cleanings are a breeze and absolutely no leaks whatsoever- despite all the reviews of them leaking. I got to put the priming option to use and it worked perfectly-- two pumps and the water was flowing into the canister. I absolutely love this thing and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Solidly built and just a God send for me. This thing cleans better than that Magnum 350 ever did- and it keeps it clean for a long time!!! It is way overrated for my tank but that is the best thing to do anyways. DOn't hesitate on this virtually no bypass filter--- It is awesome!!!
Leo from Ohio
(Posted on 5/3/09)
Comments: The marineland c series canister, was well designed. With bioballs
Activated carbon, large filter, ceramic rings, and a polishing filter, it
Truly makes this canister a winner. My saltwater looks crystal clear
No more greenish water. I purchased the c-320 it is whisper quiet
I can't even hear it working unless I touch the canister. I've own it for almost 2 weeks,
And have not come across any downsides. It is self priming. All u do is pump a few times and it's done. Trust me you'll have no regrets. I was gonna buy the eheim top models
But for the money it's not worth it. This canister is affordable and
It performs at par or better than eheim.
Excellent canister filter
(Posted on 3/12/09)
Comments: I waited to review this until I did my first media replacement. This filter is great! It's very well made, and is very easy to do maintenance. I use phosguard in place of one of the two carbon bags. it's also virtually silent. It even looks great - very unobtrusive. I highly recommend this filter.