id say your fine since both heaters are on either side of the aquarium, make sure to remove the activated carbon if the cannister includes it
After 3-4 weeks it gets a ton of plant matter in there. I clean it out to keep the flow up.I think you'll be fine - with a heater at each end, and fish swimming around (assuming they have room to swim in the jungle...), it should mix well enough.
You clean your canister every few weeks? Seems a bit excessive. I'm certainly at the other end of the spectrum though - WAY at the other end. I don't clean mine more than twice a year.
Why would they, or any other filter for that matter, need to be cleaned every week?Wait, just curious. I thought canister filters were supposed to be cleaned every week? Like rinse out the sponges, swish the media...etc. And hoses cleaned every month or so...
They may not need to be. The frequency is really tank dependent. As said by myself and others, plants can increase the frequency as little bits and pieces find their way in there and will clog up the media. Plants are always dropping old leaves and growing new.Wait, just curious. I thought canister filters were supposed to be cleaned every week? Like rinse out the sponges, swish the media...etc. And hoses cleaned every month or so...
I know, I know, I'm really bad about thatUrg, Geo! That really stinks! My experience with unfiltered tanks don't go above a 29, but it sounds like you've gotten all the advice you need - good luck. And we DO need some updated tank shots of your jungle!!! Just sayin'
Well... in your defense, it isn't an easy thing for you to do, considering that you can't get the whole tank in one shot no matter what you do, lol! I'd love to see how things are going in there, 'tis a beautiful tank. Hope all goes well until the new filter arrivesI know, I know, I'm really bad about that
Haha, no, but almost...Hmmm....sounds to me like a subconscious plot to rough house an impeller to get a new filter. (somebody had to say it!) ;-)
This threw me recently at Petsmart as well...'wait a minite, API didn't used to make Rena Filstars?' - just as Hagen has recently rebranded Aquaclear filters as "Fluval Aquaclear". Just BIDNESS and marketing I guess.New filter is up and running, went with the Rena XP3 (which was apparently bought by API recently).
Hmm, the Rena doesn't have a flow control valve?It's flow rate is like a jet engine compared to the old! Poor fish, going to have to find a way to tone it down a bit.
I thought I heard/read somewhere that the country of manufacture changed and they're not as good but I may just be spreading an unfounded rumor - sometimes it's tough to separate the wheat from the chaf on web info!I had looked at Eheim however their newest filters have frankly gotten pretty bad reviews. Maybe just a new design fluke that got fixed, but they cost twice the price and I didn't want to take the risk.
Yes there is flow control for XP filters. All 4 of mine have them.No flow control for rena XP3