I am setting up a new 75 gal discus tank and want to go with live plants. I am thinking of getting an Aqua top CF400 with UV Canister Filter. Or would a trickle filter system be a wiser choice. Thanks for your input here. Luke.
for a discus tank i would recommend the eheim 2217 with purigen on a 75g, i have a 2217 & 2215 on mine right now just to seed the filter then i am putting the 2217 on my new tank but i have a lot of plants so the 2215 does the job for me with a powerhead and surface skimmer.
Just my 0.02
I would not go with an AquaTop, especially for a discus tank. I own a cf400 & cf500 and they both pass a lot of fine debris right past the filter stack. Ended up with a Eheim Pro 4+ on my 75g. Much happier.