10-31-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Swaying plants indicates too much water flow, and that may be part of the problem. The suspended matter is unable to settle down into the substrate where it normally would (not all gets pulled into the filter).
I have a Rena Filstar XP3 on my 115g tank, and it is a good filter. I clean it every 6-8 weeks or it will clog to the point that the flow is noticeably reduced. If you are using all the pads it comes with, it should do the job. The XP S is rated for up to 45g tank, so it hould be more than sufficient. Does it have a spray bar? This would dissipate te flow and make the fish calmer. Gourami do not appreciate water movement, since they naturally occur in stll ponds, ditches, swamps, etc.
No, it did not come with a spray bar....do you know if the Rena XPs can be fitted with one? I know nothing about them....can't say I have even seen them in any of the fish stores I have been in, although I wasn't exactly looking. Does the spraybar sit above the water or submerged? Also, does it sit vertically or horizontal (assuming it is submerged)?
Last edited by waters; 10-31-2012 at 10:10 PM..