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Old 03-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
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I have a Marineland C360 on my 40 gallon. I never hear it at all and it provides a lot of movement. It's not as easy to clean as a HOB, but its not too bad. I would definitely go with a canister, though. Big reason for me was that its hidden underneath the tank and only requires a little more than an inch or inch and a half for tubing between the tank and wall.

I don't keep cichlids, but strongly considered it. One thing I learned was that a lot of filtration is good with them, so getting a filter that is rated for a bigger tank might be worth considering.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #12
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The rena canister filter i was looking at possibly buying is for tanks up to 175gal.

I was wondering though if they are hard to set up someone i know got a canister filter and set it up but ended up draining half a 75gal all on to the carpet. But they also were trying to hook up the filter to not one but two tanks could this have been their problem if the filter was not made for that type of use?
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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The rena canister filter i was looking at possibly buying is for tanks up to 175gal.

I was wondering though if they are hard to set up someone i know got a canister filter and set it up but ended up draining half a 75gal all on to the carpet. But they also were trying to hook up the filter to not one but two tanks could this have been their problem if the filter was not made for that type of use?
Its all color coded to make it simple. I've never tried or know if it can be hooked up to two different tanks.
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Its all color coded to make it simple. I've never tried or know if it can be hooked up to two different tanks.
I think it probably isn't a good idea to hook it up to two tanks i don't think they are made for that otherwise they would state this. So i am guessing that, that had been what caused it to back up.

So a 175gal rena canister filter should be sufficient? It won't take out all the healthy bacteria from my tank?
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I would recommend, and prefer, HOBs over canisters, and in this realm you can't go wrong with multiple AquaClears or Aqueons...
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100 gallon tank, do yourself a favor and get a canister. I don't them BUT I have a 75 gallons and my AC110's do the job. If I had a 100 or 125 gallon I'd have a canister or two! Maybe even a sump!

I'm surprised we haven't mentioned a sump (cough) (cough)

If I had time I'd live to do a nice sump. There's a member here with a killer tank, and it has a turtle!! He runs a sump, his tank is BOSS! I kid you not.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:47 PM   #17
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100 gallon tank, do yourself a favor and get a canister. I don't them BUT I have a 75 gallons and my AC110's do the job. If I had a 100 or 125 gallon I'd have a canister or two! Maybe even a sump!

I'm surprised we haven't mentioned a sump (cough) (cough)

If I had time I'd live to do a nice sump. There's a member here with a killer tank, and it has a turtle!! He runs a sump, his tank is BOSS! I kid you not.
Pump? What kind
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Or, you can go with multiple HOBs, if it's in the budget...
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Sump... I don't know anything about it sorry. A member here runs a sump on his tank. Are you familiar with sumps at all?
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