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Nano
01-29-2013, 03:36 AM
So since I'm going to fw for a while a want a nice fish only tank I can enjoy for a few years.
On my last tank 75g I ran 2 marineland c360canisters and a uv filter. And they worked great. However I'm going to be buying 2 new canisters and am looking for suggestions on what to get, I will be drilling the tank an hooking the canisters in through bulkheads. But also want ones with built in/inline heaters. Any suggestions are welcome. The tank will be atleast 100g possibly larger depending on space.


I know I'll be building LEDs for the tank, and Greg and I will be building a nice stand and canopy.


Thanks

monkE
01-29-2013, 05:33 AM
I have a single Eheim Pro3 2080 running on my 125 Gallon Planted tank It works extremely well and i've over stocked the tank with no water quality issues at all. They don't come with an in line heater, but that is very easy to add by cutting the hoses.

Go with one big filter instead of two. Less to clean and this eheim has two intakes so you can have them set up on opposite ends of the tank to ensure no dead spots.

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae146/monkeflow/DSC_0095.jpg

Nano
01-29-2013, 05:42 AM
Thanks for the reply. I've ran eheims in the past and they are good, but thr ones I used always lacked the self priming features that many others readily come with.

gregzz4
01-29-2013, 05:56 AM
I have a single Eheim Pro3 2080 running on my 125 Gallon Planted tank It works extremely well and i've over stocked the tank with no water quality issues at all. They don't come with an in line heater, but that is very easy to add by cutting the hoses.

Go with one big filter instead of two. Less to clean and this eheim has two intakes so you can have them set up on opposite ends of the tank to ensure no dead spots.


Not a bad suggestion Mike, but I preferred 2 units to 1
Although the Eheims are a better product, when I was running my 125g I had 2 XP3s. It was a cost decision
I liked that I could clean them out on alternating cycles without worrying too much about media or bacteria

Ken, they would also work well for your plans, as the Eheims, as they have a shut-off. Just be careful with the XPs as their quick-release valve pipes are easily broken with rough handling

There are a few inline heater options
The one that sticks out in my mind is the Hydor (http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/store_pages/searchpage.php?product_name=hydor+inline+heater&all_keywords=product_name&manufacturer=)
I have no experience with them, but was considering them before I went salty

Because you mentioned a UV filter ...
If you're into it, Lifeguard makes a heater module (http://www.lifegardaquatics.com/products/product.php?id=3) that holds your heater and you could put 1 or more inline with your UV setup