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Old 06-29-2007, 10:13 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Thanks Travis. It's going to be a very long process (months). I will however, post photos of the milestones as they come and go!
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Instead of 6 XP3's you may want to look into 2 XP4's or 2 of some other larger filter instead of a bunch of smaller ones.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:47 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I really thought about XP4's. However, one XP4 costs twice as much as an XP3. Two XP3's give you 50% more media room than a single XP4. I know it's more to clean, but you could do shifts of 2 every couple weeks. Plus we would have a redundant system that if one filter were to go out it wouldn't be catastrophic.

That was my train of thought anyway... maybe I'm missing something though?
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Just my two-bits worth.....

Cleaning and changing anything is a pain. I'd go with 2 filters. If one fails its really not a big deal in a well-planted tank. I have 2 Eheim 2217's on my 180g tank. Every three or four months I change one of them, alternating of course. But, if the maintainence of 4 filters doesn't bother you, go for it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:31 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Your crazy to go with 4 small filters. Go with two large filters. I have two 2260s on my 215gal. I will clean one filter every 6 months. Spend your time on waterchanges and pruning!
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