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Old 11-14-2011, 04:49 AM   #11
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Youre welcome I figured I should comment when I saw the title cuz I love that filter lol
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:24 PM   #12
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I have the xp3 on my 90 gallon using the spraybar along the left side pointing to the right side at full flow, angled slightly up to create surface motion but no splashing, the tank is mostly populated with itty bitty guppies that love to play in this current by no means is it to strong or at all to stressful on the fish it's where they hang out and play almost all day no problems what so ever, in other words don't worry about it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:04 AM   #13
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Excited to watch this thread I just purchased an aquaclear 110 and a rena xp2 I haven't even put water in tank probably another couple weeks before I even get water for fishless cycling
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:16 AM   #14
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You have nothing to worry about with having both XP4 and HOB filters on your 55 gal tank as far as too much flow. I to have both filters on my 55gal, started out using the spray bar on my XP4 and later decided I liked the jet spray better. Just experiment with both to see which one you prefer, and enjoy setting up your tank.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #15
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Excellent ill update when I start my cycle
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:49 PM   #16
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I would use the HOB with the canister, if for nothing else than to run filter floss to keep the water nice and clear. Also the HOB is easier to just add in things like carbon or whatever else you want to run. That way you dont have to take apart the canister when you want to add a certain type of media on a temporary basis.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:48 PM   #17
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I finished stage 1 of the background I am building to accommodate both filters. I can always not put the HOB in there and it wouldn't matter, the way I designed it. Also, I decided to use the power jet. It will sit behind a little wall (trying to hide all the mechanicals) and shoot out at a slight angle. I built it to sit either a few inches from the surface or closer to the middle of the tank - does anyone have any ideas about the pros and cons of either position?

The background is being built with the styrofoam - cement - marine resin procedure and I will be siliconing it into the tank so I want to be sure I've got it right. I'm rather pleased with how it is coming along. I'll probably put the first layer of cement on tonight.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:05 PM   #18
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #19
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Hope this works. This is the pieces after the first coat of cement.

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Hope this works. This is the pieces after the first coat of cement.
That looks great, I really like it! to bad I don't have that kind of talent! Lol
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