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Old 11-29-2005, 06:17 PM   #11
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I also think a canister would be overkill for a 20g, except if it is important to hide the gear and an HOB would detract from the look of the tank due to where it is placed, etc.

In that case an Ecco would work, though I find them to be grossly underpowered compared to what I expect from an Eheim. An XP2 is definitely too much filter for that size tank.

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I have a Filstar xP1 on a 30 gallon tank and think that could be too much flow for a planted tank. My own preference for planted tanks 20 gallons in capacity and smaller would be to use sponge filters. I have two 20 gallon long tanks that are planted and each uses a sponge filter. When I do my water changes each weekend I just squeeze out the sponges in the tank water I have siphoned out and then top off the tank with new water that has been dechlorinated.

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Old 11-29-2005, 08:56 PM   #13
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Ive got a Jebo 828(CFS4) on a 30 high and the current is really too much for the plants. Jebo use to make the 825 rated 800 L/P/H or 211 G/P/H. This would be the filter for your 20 gallon. Check out either aquatraders.com or superfishstore.com

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