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Old 02-09-2004, 07:02 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 2la
In a 20G tank you don't need all that many media options, particularly for a planted tank (mechanical is all you need). I'm using an XP1 alone to filter a 40G tank, though I do split the compartment into mechanical and biological media.
And here I am using an Eheim 2026 on a 29 gallon tank! :lol:

Valiko, you will probably have to clean the prefilter very frequently, though. I personally wouldn't bother with a prefilter and would just open up the canister every two months or so. It doesn't take a whole lot of time to clean.
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:54 PM   #17
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hmm.. but Eheim 2026 is rated at 251 US gal/hr, same as Filstar XP1.

But I would think that they use different techniques for measuring up performace, it could pump performance, it could be loaded filter performance, who knows.
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