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Old 02-23-2016, 12:28 AM   #1
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Filtration options for 75 gallon

Hey everyone I'm setting up an African cichlids tank it's 75 gallon it's going to be stocked with mbuna cichlids to be exact but the most important thing right now is filtration should I go with canister or HOB and it's frustrating BC you hear good and bad reviews about high end systems what would you suggest budget up to $200
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:31 AM   #2
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FLuval, sunset and eheim all make awesome canister filters. I don't know any specific models, but there are a few rated for the bigger tanks like yours.
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I'm also setting up a 75 cichlid, I'm going with 2 aquaclear 110's (HOB). I like this brand and style of filter.


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Yeah I order the eheim canister filter that run a 100 gallon they got great reviews and there saying they last for long time I just hope they don't leak like most canister filters

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My tank is going to be on the second floor of my house, I can't have leakage, which was another reason I went with HOBs
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I have the API Filstar XP3 for my 75 gal. Its rated up to 175 gal, so it's more than adequate. Incredibly easy to prime, I really like that I can personalize the filtration media. Only negative is that it doesn't come with enough media. You'd need to add another carbon pack, pads (both coarse filtering and fine) and ceramic rings, bioballs or whatever you choose. Never once in the past 5 or 6 months I've had it has it leaked, and it's incredibly quiet.
Filstar XP L Canister Filter - Up to 175 gal.
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Running API Filstar for 4 years with 0 issues...Great filter!


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I run a Fluval FX/5(now a FX/6) on my 72 bowfront but couldn't be happier.
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A friend has had a Fluval FX/6 on his ~100g African cichlid tank for over a year now. He loves it.
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