Considering the lower cost of this unit, the build quality is very impressive and all the materials feel solid. It also includes many features and accessories typically found on more expensive filters, like a spray bar and optional sponge strainer.
Setup is simple, especially if you’ve put together a canister filter before, and the instructions are reasonably detailed and straightforward.
Plus, Finnex produced this helpful video if you’re having trouble putting it together.
[Video] Finnex PX 360 Canister Filter – Installation Guide
Finnex only includes 90-degree connectors in the box, which restricts where you can place your hoses.
This isn’t a massive issue if you are using the spray bar, but if you are using the spray nozzle, you won’t have as much freedom in where you place it.
This filter is self-priming, but you do need to fill it with water before turning it on.
When it’s running, it’s insanely quiet. The only thing that tells you it’s on is the impressive amount of water flow coming out of the spray bar.
One issue we encountered with this filter is that the outlet hoses tend to disconnect unless the elbow connectors are kept perfectly level randomly.
This shouldn’t be a massive issue if you set it up correctly, but it does have the potential to disconnect and spray water everywhere if it gets knocked out of alignment.
Despite our quibbles with the hose connectors, this is a great filter. It powers through smaller tanks and keeps the water crystal clear.
Overall this filter’s quality, water flow, and ease-of-use are tough to beat.