But an alternative could be using 2 small filters instead of 1 large one. Basically this will do the same filtration, but each one will weigh less. Perhaps this is a solution?
I also have a mother who can not lift much, and her shopping is done in 2 or 3 go's (luckily the shops are not far, she walks)
The weight of a canister is not the box itself, but the water. No matter what model you get, to get the filtration the tank needs requires a certain volume of sponges, floss etc. By dividing this amount of media between 2 filters, then each can be smaller, so less water weight.
If the tank is high enough, can the filter be placed in a more accessible spot, perhaps high enough up so that Mom can turn it off, open it, and partially drain the water by siphoning it into a bucket?
Then rinse the media in the bucket, and use a fountain pump to dump the dirty water in the garden, sink or bathtub.
Also, the python and related systems are very helpful with water changes.
Happy fish keeping!
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