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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2003, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to upgrade my filter for a 55g heavily planted community tank. Currently using an old Aquaclear 300 HOB filter that is on it's last legs. It seems most of you with successful planted tanks use a canniter type filter. Any recommendations on this, and if so what type of filters do folks out there prefer?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2003, 09:01 PM
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"Rena pimp mode = on!"

Yeah I would get a Rena XP-3 if I were you. Great value, awesome filter for the money. Enough power to run a CO2 reactor on the out-let side of the filter.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2003, 10:39 PM
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2003, 07:37 PM
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I use the Eheim 2217.

55g planted tank, CO2 System, Eheim 2217 & Fluval 4 Internal filter. Just over 2 watts per gallon, 30g planted semi-aquatic Newt and Toad tank, 20g African Cichlid tank and a 2g Nano
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****Beep Beep-Pimp mode***

Id go with Rex on this me he knows alot.I spent alotta time looking for a good filter and the xp wins in every category,it has a wide range of media , and its alott cheaper than most of the canister filters out there..that alotta $$$$$$ in your pocket...dont just take my word check it out at Rena
or buy it at BigAls....It gives you great peace of mind....every time i see my xp i wanna thanx rex and buck......Thanx again guyz
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<RENA XP>MY AC300 is on it's last leg too. Got My Rena Early this week and Absolutly Love it.</RENA XP> <<< less than 80 bucks for the XP2 shipped.

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