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Canister for 17G

I am migrating all my plants, shrimp and CPDs to a 17 gallon aquarium (low iron, rimless). I have a canister filter and a rex griggs CO2 reactor from a previous much larger tank I would like to use. A fluval 404 with the reactor and a hydor in-line heater. Will that still be too much flow, even with the in-line restrictions?

If so, would I be better off with a Fluval 207?

I have been out of this for many years. Funny how it pulls you back in!

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Actual throughput of that canister with media and head height figured in probably in 225gph range. You should be able to use a valve to cut it down to about half of that if needed.

Probably be better to split to 2 lines out of canister and put heater one side and reactor on the other. That will double head height that canister has to push against as well as adjust flow through CO2 reactor if needed.
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I assume that restricting an mag impeller based system is a non issue, correct?


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If it gets to where your having valve off say50% or more then you need to go to smaller pump.
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All that in between will reduce flow so you are fine.
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So I got a deal on an FX4, which has the ability to reduce flow. Am I still okay?


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So I got a deal on an FX4, which has the ability to reduce flow. Am I still okay?
Yep.
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I am just getting started. 17 gallon rimless but I went with a Fluval 107. Funny because I am hoping it will be enough flow.
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