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DO I need 2 filters?

I have an EHEIM 2026 and plan on putting an inline rex reactor, inlinve UV for my 46 gal bowfront.

I am concerned i will not get enough circulation. I have a Filstar XP2 that i can put on the tank if necessary but would rather not have all that plumbing in the tank.

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Maybe you could just add a powerhead to move some more of the water around. Shouldn't need anything too large.

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You could always start it up running the 2026 only, and see how things progress. It is difficult to say if a certain setup is going to work out or not... depends on many things, like how densely the tank will be planted, the way you plumb things, etc. If you have the XP2 standing by then no worries... if you ever need it you just add it.


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You could always start it up running the 2026 only, and see how things progress. It is difficult to say if a certain setup is going to work out or not... depends on many things, like how densely the tank will be planted, the way you plumb things, etc. If you have the XP2 standing by then no worries... if you ever need it you just add it.
I agree, I setup my 29 gallon, and thought one hob would suffice however, because of the large round piece of driftwood the filter intake only circulates really 1 half of the tank, therefore, I added another hob to the other side and let them each help plus my c02 diffuser is part of a submersible pump so it shifts water left to right. Heavily/planted and dense and heavy stock would indicate the need but you could get away without adding the second. Im hoping to get a canister soon to get some of the plumbing out of my tank. Get the c02 supply going into the filter at some point, and possibly get a canister that heats water too to get everything out except my Mag-Float. hehe

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possibly get a canister that heats water too to get everything out except my Mag-Float. hehe
My canister with a heat element in the canister ran great for 6months then it burned up several fish and plants from getting to hot. I had them send me an other and it also broke in less then a year. It is not a replaceable unit. An inline is.


The canister 2028 run with an 18w UV put out a good flow for my planted on driftwood stocked tank. I do run a bubble wall for a little more curculation. I use Excel not CO2.
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