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Old 01-30-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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Canister Filter recommendations


I am returning to the hobby and am looking to upgrade my filters. I am looking at a canister filter for a 75 gallon tank. In the past I have used a Magnum 350 with bio-beads and Bio wheels. I would like I would like recommendations: I would like to purchase enough filtration to handle my needs now and in the future and if possible be able to adaptable to future innovations without purchasing new filtration.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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i use a cascade canister and it was easy to hook up and works great
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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I use an Eheim 2028 and 2217 on my 75 gallon. If I were to do it again, I think I'd use a powerful external pump with Ocean Clear canisters.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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2x2217 or 2xXP3s would be cool.

Double the goodness.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:00 PM   #5
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2xXP3's. I want another XP3 for my 55.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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maybe an fx5
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:20 PM   #7
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I use a single xp3 on my 75. It was heavily planted with about 25 fish, mostly neons/guppies and the like. I can't imagine having 2 xp3's on my tank. The fish have a hard enough time swimming against the current right now.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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Can't go wrong with an EHEIM!!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:51 PM   #9
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Can't go wrong with an EHEIM!!!
X2 there, I would go with twim 2217's
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:18 AM   #10
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Depending on your plans, you can run 1 filter and a decent powerhead on a standard 75g.

The Eheim 2217 or Rena XP3 are both excellent performers. Get whichever is cheaper or has more readily accessible media.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:53 AM   #11
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I have an Eheim 2026 on my 75g tank and I couldn't be happier. I use a Maxijet 600 for a little directional circulation as well.

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Old 02-01-2009, 12:56 AM   #12
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I have an XP3 and XP2 on my 75. For me, it's perfect. Not too much flow, but enough to keep everything moving around.
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Nu-Clear 533 and a 547 with a good size pump might be really an over kill but never for a tank over 100g in the future . I just pick up a 533 for my 110g tank from : http://www.aquarium-supply.biz/ an waiting on a 547. I bought a 8 months old Blue Line 55 HD 1100gph pump on ebay for $85. I have a Eheim Pro 2 2028 now it's a nice filter but not for large tanks, the x5 might be better for you but you should go with a NC or OC filter's witch are good up to a 180g tank
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:29 PM   #14
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Nu-Clear 533 and a 547 with a good size pump might be really an over kill but never for a tank over 100g in the future . I just pick up a 533 for my 110g tank from : http://www.aquarium-supply.biz/ an waiting on a 547. I bought a 8 months old Blue Line 55 HD 1100gph pump on ebay for $85. I have a Eheim Pro 2 2028 now it's a nice filter but not for large tanks, the x5 might be better for you but you should go with a NC or OC filter's witch are good up to a 180g tank
Why?? Assuming we are still addressing the OP's question, this is for a 75g tank, not a 180g tank. I'm sure the OP can get by with less than 1100 gph.

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If you use those sorts of large external filters, the manufacturers recommend high GPH external pumps. inkslinger's post describes essentially what I would do if I were to start a new 75g from scratch.
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