Aquarium Canister Filters
Aquarium canister filters sit on the floor, usually under the aquarium stand out of sight. Using canister filters like the magnum 350, penn plax cascade, fluval, or the eheim pro series also gives the advantage of not needing to leave room behind the aquarium for a hang on the back filter. A canister filter will often be quieter than a hang on the back filter, because the motor is under the cabinet. An aquarium canister filter will also have the advantage of providing a place to have more options for chemical, biological & mechanical filter media due to the compartments inside the filter.