That filter that will work with a powerhead looks promising. I'll definately try one of those.
I don't want to put anymore floss in canister filter b/c too much can slow that flow. I've also tried other mechanical media but it's still not where I want it.
My setup is the same but I do have a slightly larger bioload than I had before. (Regardless its still way understocked so I don't usually worry about biological filtration.) I'm wondering the difference is that I have 3 bushynose catfish (instead of one) chewing on the wood.
(I also have 3 pearl gouramis, 5 SAE's, 5 rosy barbs, 6 cherry barbs, 5 khuli loachs, 1 molly)
The plants are essentially the same in that they are all the same genus crypts, anubias and most types of ferns, but the crypts are all different species (crypt lucens, beckmoni, balencae, ciliata) and I've added to the number of species of anubias (I added 5 new varieties)
Les, I noticed that ehiem has come out with some new filters since I looked last time. Why do you recommend the 2250 or 2260 over the Pro series 2128. I liked the idea of getting an internal heater on the new canister and I didn't see that option for the series of filters that you recommended. I also looked at the Pro III and the 3E but to be honest there were too many buttons on these filters.