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Old 04-04-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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Would an Emperor 280 filter be appropriate for a 29 gallon tank, either with plastic or live plants? Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2004, 03:38 AM   #2
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IMO it would be perfect.
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Old 04-07-2004, 08:23 AM   #3
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If it's sw ditch the bio wheel. You won't need it. But don't throw it away. Just don't use it on sw.
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I have had good luck with Emperors. --jd
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:49 PM   #5
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Just curious, why would you ditch the biowheel on an sw setup?
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The bio wheel will creat more nitrates than it would get rid of.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:07 PM   #7
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Biological filters, by and large, don't get rid of nitrates.
Plants and water changes do. I am still not sure if I understand you. Jeff
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yeah i have a 280 on my 29. works great
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:05 AM   #9
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Just curious.
What's the logic of ditching the biowheel on an sw setup.
Do you still retain the inserts.
Of is it just for flow.
They're nice filters, but are they ever noisy bastards. Jeff
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Old 09-17-2004, 11:07 AM   #10
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The 280 has been working out just fine on my 29 gal. Mine is as quiet as can be. Is yours noisy due to water returning to the tank or is the noise coming from the impeller?
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