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Old 03-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
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Are 2 filters better than one?

Does anyone use multiple filters? I'm setting up a 65 gallon seahorse tank and decided to go with canister filtration. I'm thinking of getting 2 smaller units instead of one large one in case one was to fail. It will cost a lot more because the smaller ones are not much cheaper but is it worth it? Thoughts?
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I wouldn't use canister filters on a SW. Too much crap build up.
Put a 29 gallon sump or something of the like on it. You'll thank me later.
Or maybe a couple big Hob's would do the job, you're still going to want some kind of good flow on there.
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Thanks for the input. All my previous SW tanks had biowheel HOB filters and were extremely healthy tanks for years with minimal maintenance. I guess I'm trying to get away from having an exposed filter, mainly for the noise of the pump. The sumps and wet-dry types are a little intimidating since I haven't set one up before. Definitely see the advantages.
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Canister filters can be useful if they are cleaned out weekly to prevent any build up.
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