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Old 02-11-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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I'm planning on buying a 125 gallon tank. I want some live plants and some community fish with 4-6 Angelfish eventually when conditions permit. I am familiar with the Emperor 400 line as I had them on a 75 gallon tank. Noise level does not bother me as the house is always noisy anyways, plus I never thought they were loud unless the water was too low. Will two emperor 400s be enough filtration for a 125 gallon tank?
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Personally for a planted tank of this size I'd consider going with canister filters. They're a little pricier, but they do a much better job at turnover and filtering. I personally run a RENA XP4 on my 125 now. WHen the tank was heavily planted and stocked, I ran 2 of those.
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Thank you for you answer, I have been doing a lot of research on the canister filters and there are so many on the market that I'm really confused about which to get, so I thought to stick with what I know. How is the RENA XP4 as far as maintenance, durability and is it quiet?
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Personally for a planted tank of this size I'd consider going with canister filters. They're a little pricier, but they do a much better job at turnover and filtering. I personally run a RENA XP4 on my 125 now. WHen the tank was heavily planted and stocked, I ran 2 of those.
Why is it that you need a better filter when you have a planted tank?
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