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Thread: 75g filter

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    I have a 75g community aquarium with community fish of 8 rainbows, 5 rummynose, an angelfish and a couple Cory cats.

    I am currently using a emperor 400 and wanting to upgrade the filtration.

    My head is spinning about whether i need two filters or not. I had been thinking about an ac110 paired with a xp2 or xp3 but the more I read the more confused I get with whether I should just get a xp4 instead or something similar and forget the HOB filter.

    Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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    No problem going with dual HOB's I would go with the aquaclear the emperor is super loud and not as nice in there media storage area.

    I always like to over filter then just getting by :)

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    If you want ultimate silence, the eheim 2217 is the way to go, and you will only need one canister filter for that tank. You don't have to buy additional media because it comes with top quality media to begin with. Th XP filstar are not what they used to be years ago when they used to be Rena.

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    Agree with Rock, a 2217 and a large HOB, like this

    https://www.amazon.com/AquaClear-110.../dp/B000260FV6

    Dual filtration is a good idea on large tanks
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    Would a eheim 2217 be sufficient by itself for a community aquarium like what I mentioned? Do I really need two??!! That's what is really stressing me out.

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    I don't see any issue with having just the 2217, especially with your stock light as it is for a 75 gallon.

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    To merge over to the eheim 2217 should I cut up the biowheels from the emperor 400 or just run both together for a couple of months??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbearcat1998 View Post
    Would a eheim 2217 be sufficient by itself for a community aquarium like what I mentioned? Do I really need two??!! That's what is really stressing me out.
    For your tank you only need one eheim 2217. It's ultra silent compared to any HOB.

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    To merge over to the eheim 2217 should I cut up the biowheels from the emperor 400 or just run both together for a couple of months??
    Your biowheels should have bacterial slime on it by now. Gently remove the slime with your 2 fingers over the wet media from the eheim. You will want to take old tank water and gently rinse the new eheim media.

    Run both filters at the same time for a couple of months. You can keep your magnum 350 as a back up or store it as a spare.

    Doesn't the magnum have a biomedia casing that can go into the middle of it?

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    It's an emperor 400. I have two blue pads in one side and ceramic noodles on the other with the biowheels.

    I'll just plan on seeding the eheim with tank water and maybe a few of the ceramic noodles mixed in with the ehfisubstrat. Sound good??

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    Then run both together for two months.

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