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post #11 of 14 Old 06-07-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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It seems that Hypancistrus Contradens reach approximately 12-13 inches, but often stores sell Hypancistrus sp L201 which looks identical and maxes out at 5".

They may turn out to be the same species, and simply two different subtypes... If you have the 5" version, that should work.
Contradens get to be about 5-6", L201 max out at about 5". I'm not sure where you heard that Contradens reach 12-13 inches, but that is not correct. I researched these fish pretty extensively before buying them.
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-07-2011, 02:39 PM
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Ah, maybe I got cm and inches mixed up... Thats probably what happened, since 13 cm = about 5 inches...

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post #13 of 14 Old 06-08-2011, 11:05 AM
I have not had the U2 but was considering it for a new setup for myself. The reviews that I have found seem to indicate that the filter clogs quickly and requires weekly maintenance or it will produce too little flow to be effective.
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I have a Fluval u2 in a planted 20 gallon long. I have no complaints about it at all, except that the filter does in fact clog quickly. I clean it out about once every other week.

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