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Old 07-28-2015, 05:44 AM   #11
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It's personal preference really. I want to know exactly what is in my tank


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Old 07-28-2015, 10:44 PM   #12
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Another question. It seems sump filtration is all the rage. Currently I have an Fluval 406 canister (rated for 100 g) filter and a Filstar XP3 canister (rated for 170). Is this adequate filtration - and what makes sump filtration superior? Is the difference between the two significant enough to make it worth while to set aside $300 worth of canister filters?
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Canisters are frowned upon as most simply don't keep up with the maintenance to prevent them from becoming nitrate traps. The price tag that goes along with them compared to the 50 bucks it cost to build a sump out of a 20 long, including price of the tank, is a great choice. Increases the water column as well as give you a place to put all of your equipment. Canister can't really offer that.


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I had a tank with a canister and one with a sump. I much prefer my sump. There's nothing hanging on or in my display tank now apart from powerheads


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