| | canister filter recommendation 75G tank
I'm in the planning stages for my first planted tank. I've had reef tanks for ages, but have always wanted to do a planted tank.
I'm going with a 75G tank with dual T5HO lighting.
The one area that I could really use recommendations for is filtration. With the tank size, I want to do a canister filter rather than a HOB setup, but I cannot decide which one to go with.
The Eheim's seem to be "ol' reliable", standard design that's well tested. I'd go with the Classic 2215 if I get one.
The other one under serious consideration is the Rena XP2. The concern I have there is that I'm not impressed with the design on their HOB units (My girlfriends freshwater tank has one.)
Also a possibility is the Fluval 406 (it looks like I'm just over the size recommendation for the 306).
Anybody with experience with any of these, I'd love to get your opinion.
I'm looking for reliability, functionality and ease of use. I'm not as concerned with the replacement filter costs. I'm quite willing to pay more annually for something that's easier to deal with and works better.