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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hydor ITPF experience?

I am researching heating/filtration/circulation for a riparrium build. The all-in-one Hydor ITPF #2 looks like an interesting possibility but I cannot find much info. Any experience/comments/details/thoughts? Thanks!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 03:16 PM
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how interesting!
no experience here, but so far no hydor product i've ever had,has ever been less that what i've expected
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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I think i'm going to give this guy a try. Worst case, I'll end up with a $20 100w heater
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 09:55 PM
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I'm a bit wary of most of the internal filters, they seem like they take up quite a bit of room, and are more difficult to change/maintain.

I haven't really done a riparium setup, but I've done a few paludariums, and usually just built a filter into a waterfall.

You might want to consider something like a hamburg mattenfilter- if you get the proportions right they are supposed to require nearly no maintenance. And you can stick the heater behind it.

Then again, if you have a riparium with emergent plant growth, you may not actually need any filtration depending on your stocking levels - the plants may be able to handle all of the waste.
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