Just wondering what you all thought.
Well it's a rimless tank, so I'm not doing a HOB, and I already have the K2 sitting around. I originally got it for my reef, but it looked too big for the 16 inch tank.So, it's a question of cost-effectiveness.
Using only canister filters for flow is not exactly the most cost-effective way to go.
It's funny how big of filters people use/recommend on this forum, or recommend 2xwhatever filter when one with a powerhead suffices.
Note that the K2 doesn't have much GPH gain over the K1 yet uses much more energy.
Yeah, I know, I did the code thing and it's REALLY tempting. Plus I can get it shipped for $0.99. (after $5 coupon) (I could get a brand new XP2 for $86.98 shipped!)I put "other" because I don't think there IS a "right" answer- they're all important LOL
What size tank?
I'd probably go for the XP3 just b/c they're my fav filter; plenty of flow, great bio, mechanical, and plenty of room to customize the media however works best for you.
Follow this link and you can get a killer deal on a new XP3 from DrF&S (better than their normal price)
You can see the hardscape in my grossly massive thread (link in my sig- might want to skip to one of the last pages) IDK how thick the plant mass I will have will be, or if I will go with many tall plants or not.You might once the plants all fill in, depends on your plants & hardscape.