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Old 03-05-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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Eheim 2217 vs Rena XP3; inline heaters

So my current dream tank is about to become a reality . I am purchasing either a 75 or 90 gal in the next month!! I have never had a canister filter before, so was looking for imput from people with more experience. It seems like the way to go. I have it narrowed down to the Eheim 2217 ($159) or Rena Filstar xp3 ($139).

Any major differences in ease of setup? They seem kinda intimidating.

How about the water current? I am doing FW planted with schools of small tetras and I worry about them blowing all over the place.

Or do I actually need more current or a powerhead for a larger tank? Can this harm the plants?

Lastly, I was considering the Hydor inline 300W heater. I really like the idea of pumping warm water into the tank and avoiding a "hot spot" under a regular heater. Any experiences good or bad with these??

The rest of the tank:
Glass top
EcoComplete 2#/gallon
Nova Extreme t5HO 4x54W with fan
2x10000K, 1x6500K, 1x actinic
Anything I'm missing??


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Old 03-05-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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Get one of each or two of one... Manufacturers overrate their canisters by about twice as much... I'd get two renas.
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