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Overkill? xP3 on 29g...

I already ordered my xP3 and its been lying around my house for a while until I can tear down the 29g and start over Hi-Tech. Do you think the xP3 is too strong? Should I have gone with the xP2? The reason why I bought the xP3 over the xP2 is because Bigalsonline.com was having a sale and it was only 5$ more... Will I be able to slow down the flow enough?
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Do you think the xP3 is too strong?
Should I have gone with the xP2?
Will I be able to slow down the flow enough?
NO, NO, YES


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It will be a lot easier to decrease flow (turn the valve with two fingers) than it will be to increase. XP3 is the right choice here, not the XP2
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Good, thanks for the help
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You will love the xp3 xD

i have one flowing full flow atm in my 20 gallon planted o.o
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NICE! I can't wait to get everything running... Especially the ADA stuff, oh how much joy I'll get by pushing the purchase button for that shopping cart!
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Oh, how much misery your wallet will get by pushing the purchase button for that shopping cart!

It's quite easy to spend quite a bit on an aquarium.

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I have a xp1 on my 37 gallon and it seems like to much sometimes. I dont know what you guys do with all that flow.


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I've got dead spots in my 29 with an XP2. It depends on your hardscape and plant density.


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i have a xp3 and a xp1, how do you decrease/increase the flow?


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i have a xp3 and a xp1, how do you decrease/increase the flow?
There should have been a flow control piece in with all the parts that you can put in like hooked to the spraybar. I never installed them on my XP3's. I even have an XP3 right now on a 20g QT. The spraybar really spreads the flow out, its not even what I would call high flow in my 20g, at least with the way mine is setup. Its also running through a Turbo Twist UV so that reduces flow slightly. I've let the filter pads get a little clogged, and I dont clean them out as thoroughly and as often as I would on my larger tank where I want the most flow as possible.
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There should have been a flow control piece in with all the parts that you can put in like hooked to the spraybar. I never installed them on my XP3's. I even have an XP3 right now on a 20g QT. The spraybar really spreads the flow out, its not even what I would call high flow in my 20g, at least with the way mine is setup. Its also running through a Turbo Twist UV so that reduces flow slightly. I've let the filter pads get a little clogged, and I dont clean them out as thoroughly and as often as I would on my larger tank where I want the most flow as possible.
i just broke out the xp3 user manual and found what your talking about, rena calls it an outflow regulator. i guess i didnt know what it was cause i never hooked it up either.


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I have a xp1 on my 37 gallon and it seems like to much sometimes. I dont know what you guys do with all that flow.
I also think this maybe a little too much.


I'm running an XP1 on a 35hex; very satisfied with how it's pushing the flow and the tank's doing great.

I'm also running an XP2 on my 46bowfront. Again, very happy with the amount of "flow".
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Oh, how much misery your wallet will get by pushing the purchase button for that shopping cart!

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Misery and bliss all at the same time!
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