Company
Hagen

Model
Fluval 305 Canister Filter

Link to product description

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=14633

Price range
$150-$200

Pros
Simple design. Extra foam for added filtration. Three customizable baskets, with 6 compartments for different media. Comes stocked with good media. Easy to set up. You can change the flow rate. Double stop valve. Simple start siphon.

Cons
Polishing pads don't seem to work as good as i would have hoped.

Star rating (1-5 with 5 being the best)
5

How long have you used the product?
For a little more than three months.

Build quality and value for your money.
Definately a good build quality. Alot of places seem to overprice these filters. For example, i first found out about it in a lfs, and they were asking $225 for the filter. So shop around online, because i got mine new for about $170.

Other comments
Great filter. It came with a very easy-to-follow step-by-step setu-up guide on a dvd.