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Old 06-28-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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? about canister filters

We have two hang over edge filters both are 40-70 gal filters, we are kicking around possibly buying a canister filter, any suggestions on type or size. Our tank is 85 gal. I have heard that they are lose their prime if the power goes out and that they over flow sometimes??
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I have Rena XP2's and XP3's and have had no problems with them. If the power goes out, they start right back up when the power comes back on. You won't have any overflow problems, as both the intake and output are in the tank. I think you might be talking about some sumps where it could overflow if not set up properly. But canisters are self contained.

If you are interested in the Rena's, I would probably go for the XP4 for your tank.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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I agree. I'm a pretty big fan of the XPs as well.
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Great thanks for all the info!!
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My personal opinion is that LR and a skimmer is all you need. Not saying a canister is bad or wrong just thinking if it was me I would save the money for something else. JMO
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I've got 50 lbs LR, 50 lbs BR, Octopus bh 800s HOB Skimmer and an Eheim 2080 strictly filled with bio media on my 120.
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2 Koralia 3's also, forgot about them. Sorry for hijacking the thread.
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My bad... I was in FW mode.

I agree with LR anf flow as preferred SW filtration.
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