I'm setting up my first saltwater tank, it is 140 gallons and currently doing ok with a few damsels and wet/dry sump. However, the sump is too loud and keeping me up a night, and leaks a bit - so I'm looking for a new filter system that is quiet, easy no leak.
The tanks will be fish only...and not overstocked. I'm looking at getting a Fluval G6 (up to 185 gallons) - I was told by the sales person it can handle a tank this size but have concerns...as everywhere I've read people using this have much smaller tanks. The salesguy also said that the Fluval is pressurized with makes a lot of difference for a canister filter's capacity.
Fishrama, I'm a firm believer in over filtration, but having an over sized filter will still not take the place of routine water changes. I happen to prefer Eheim classic canister filters, but any canister rated for around a 200 gal tank would be my choice. I would also seriously consider a HOB protein skimmer, a couple of companies offer them, coralife, and remora are a couple that work well. The remora is a little nicer in that its shape allows you to keep the tank closer to the wall.