GEX Mega Power 9012 Canister Filter Review

My turtles are getting bigger and bigger, and my filtration system has not been able to do the trick. Making daily water changes and skimming the water several times a day is a pain. I’ve been thinking about buying a new filter for months now.

Yesterday I finally splurged and bought the best from the local home center. I bought the GEX Mega Power 9012, designed for tanks of 90-120 cm (or 150-300 l). My tank is not so big, but three times the filtration of a fish tank is recommended for turtles. So, if your tank is 20 l, get a 60 l filter.

After two days of using the filter I am impressed. The water is very clean. It looks drinkable! No Joke. The only problems I have with it are

  • it’s a little noisy, so I turn it off at night
  • it’s pretty heavy and big
  • it’s a little hard to customize your setup with the way some of the pieces are arranged
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