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Hello,

I wanted to know what kind of filtration should i do with a 180 gallon tank? i am thinking something like this:

1) one 404 and one emperor 400

2) two-three emperor 400s

I dont know much about the 404's etc. do i have to drill a hole in the tank for the lines or what? Usually i only deal with power filters and not power heads and undergravel filters, so what should i do and how should i do it? Thanks in advance...
 

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with a 180 I would do a canister filter or a wet dry setup. I just don't think you can get enough filtration from a hang on type filter. on my 125 gallon I have 3 penguin 300's, and theres no room for another.

if you want to try emp. filters, go with four
 

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ok for a canister filter or wet/dry, do you have any recomendations as for brand and model (money is not a concern).

I would rather spend more money upfront, than have to redo all this stuff at a later date.

If i buy a 404, do i just simply stick both hoses in the tank and thats it? because i was at the lfs and the pictures on the back of the tank looked like thats it.

I though i have to drill holes, set up an undergravel filter plate, etc.
 

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ezlife, one fluval 404 is definetly not going to be enough. I have 2 canister filters on my 75 gal and that barely does the job. I had to buy a powerhead with a quick filter to keep up with the mechanical filtration alone. I'm thinkng about getting a bigger tank around 140 gal and I'm definetly going with a Wet/Dry Bio-ball filtration system. They are pricey, but on what you would spend on 2-3 canister filters you could get one wet/dry. And from what I understand they require much less maintenance.
 
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