I need to get cracking on filtration for my new 125g tank. Its filled with conditioned water, substrate is in ( except for the eco-complete) - just black gravel. Water is warmed and want to get to the next step -filtration- so I can start cycling the tank.
Are multiple smaller canisters preferred to 1 large filter?
I ordered a eheim 2215 and was supposed to get a 2215 and a 2213 ( used ) from a guy from Craigslist, but he is too difficult to deal with.. That being said, I have a 2215 en rout but can return it if the advice contradicts my thinking.
I like the eheim ( running a 2215 on my 29g Tall) but am not married to that particular brand.
My line of thinking is redundancy with multiple smaller filters, keeping them all the same brand and model for interchanging parts if needed. That being said cleaning 3 or 4 filters would be a pain.
Any recommendations would be great. I have looked at the eheim 2262 as a big gun for my tank.
I like over capacity on filtration. I have never heard of a fish dying from water that was too clean.