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post #11 of 18 Old 02-24-2010, 10:51 PM
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I'd do one. Two smaller ones to equal one large for a tanks size will cost you more. And double the parts. Benefit of two is in case one craps out. Two in a 75 is that much more current flowing in it. Maybe not want you want or exactly what you want depending on what you want. But, with one if it does give out throwing a hob just to filter particles would work until you got it fixed. I think the chance of them dying is slim in the Eheim and Rena makes. Jimbo's super canister filter would likely die but these guys are reliable.

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post #12 of 18 Old 02-25-2010, 08:54 AM
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I would do one as well. I had thought about 2 in my 90g but decided on 1 in the end. Part of the reason is if you are doing a planted tank, the plants do not like a ton of current, at least from what I have read, and like Eric said, you will get a lot more current with 2.

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post #13 of 18 Old 02-25-2010, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
I just found a great thread from a couple months back regarding this very thing. and if the filter breaks down, what's the worse that could happen, I scramble like mad for the parts, the plants sustain the system for a day or so, i put in an air supply for the time being, and oila i have spent half the money i would have buying two : D

So here's the thread I mentioned in case anyone is following this thread going "WHAAA?"

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post #14 of 18 Old 02-25-2010, 10:41 AM
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I bought a nice canister filter from Doctors Foster and Smith It is called a Bio System Power Filter & Oxy Surface Skimmer. Their are 5 sizes. I ended up getting the filter for a 75 gal. tank for my 55 gal. tank as I like a bigger filter to go in my tanks. It's on special now 25% off. The filter pads are easy to change and I rotate them to save money. This filter uses 4 filter cartidges. I put a new one in the back and move the old one in front so that I only replace 2 cartidges instead of 4 each month saving $. I find that drsfostersmith has the best aquarium supplies and prices even when you have to pay for shipping. They have good shipping and it does not take long to receive your stuff. The only thing with this filter is that I had to remove the surface skimmer as some of my little fish were getting in the skimmer so now it is a reg. canister and it has a switch that controls the water flow.
Fish & Pond Supplies | Aquarium & Garden Pond Specialists item # for the filter for a 75 gal. is APR-29162 on sale for $29.99
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post #15 of 18 Old 02-25-2010, 11:29 AM
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If you have a well planted tank (which I'm just gonna assume you will have there ) and you're dealing with power outages the filtration is not so much the issue because you have plants but the heat sure is a issue after a lil while.

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You could dump the housekeeper and get 3.
/Eric runs and hides... neener neeneer

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post #17 of 18 Old 02-26-2010, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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You could dump the housekeeper and get 3.
/Eric runs and hides... neener neeneer
then how would the house get clean while i dabble in my tanks 24/7?

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12 kids, brooms, and one super smart kid with the hoover lol

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