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i have a 50 gal tank, with a emp 400 filter, but i wanna buy a canister filter , which should i buy..............rena xp2, xp3 , or one of the 2 smaller eheim clasic canister filters ?
 

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i would go with xp3...that is more then what you need for your 50g....but you can also use to feature in you upgrade your tank to bigger size....the more filteration the better.
 

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i would go with xp3...that is more then what you need for your 50g....but you can also use to feature in you upgrade your tank to bigger size....the more filteration the better.
thanx , so will the xp3 be enough or will i still need to use to emp?
 

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the xp3 is more then enough for your 50g...but you can still use the emperor..it wont hurt it..infact in better to have more filteration.
 

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Im partial to Eheim. I have a bunch of them and they have never given me any problems.
Also...Canisters are better at bio-filtration then power filters because of the amount of bio-media they can hold to house bacteria.... and power filters are better at mechanical filtration then canisters because of the high turnover or volume of water they can pass through a sponge...so having both on a tank is better then just one kind.
 

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Im partial to Eheim. I have a bunch of them and they have never given me any problems.
Also...Canisters are better at bio-filtration then power filters because of the amount of bio-media they can hold to house bacteria.... and power filters are better at mechanical filtration then canisters because of the high turnover or volume of water they can pass through a sponge...so having both on a tank is better then just one kind.
Kinda agree with this statement-Although If one is looking for mechanical filtration-It's had to beat a magnum 350 cannister :nod:
 

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Kinda agree with this statement-Although If one is looking for mechanical filtration-It's had to beat a magnum 350 cannister :nod:
I dont view the magnum 350 as a traditional canister filter...it is more a water polisher imo. The main bio-filtration comes from the bio-wheels...not bio-media. I would say is closer to an emp440 then a canister filter.

Just how I view them though.
 

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Kinda agree with this statement-Although If one is looking for mechanical filtration-It's had to beat a magnum 350 cannister :nod:
I dont view the magnum 350 as a traditional canister filter...it is more a water polisher imo. The main bio-filtration comes from the bio-wheels...not bio-media. I would say is closer to an emp440 then a canister filter.

Just how I view them though.
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I just know it works frickin wonders on my tanks-
 

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Kinda agree with this statement-Although If one is looking for mechanical filtration-It's had to beat a magnum 350 cannister :nod:
I dont view the magnum 350 as a traditional canister filter...it is more a water polisher imo. The main bio-filtration comes from the bio-wheels...not bio-media. I would say is closer to an emp440 then a canister filter.

Just how I view them though.
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I feel the Mags are more of a hybrid....get the best of both worlds.

The Mag 350 Pros definitely filter mechanically better than the Emp 400s IME. Plus the biowheels on the Pro are roughly twice the size of the Emp, as well as the media container capacity verus the trays (maybe more than twice).

Maintanence on the Mag 350 Pros is a breeze compared to any canister I've ever owned (I love that you can see when they need cleaned)...plus they seem to be more durable than my old Fluval 404.
 

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Kinda agree with this statement-Although If one is looking for mechanical filtration-It's had to beat a magnum 350 cannister :nod:
I dont view the magnum 350 as a traditional canister filter...it is more a water polisher imo. The main bio-filtration comes from the bio-wheels...not bio-media. I would say is closer to an emp440 then a canister filter.

Just how I view them though.
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I feel the Mags are more of a hybrid....get the best of both worlds.

The Mag 350 Pros definitely filter mechanically better than the Emp 400s IME. Plus the biowheels on the Pro are roughly twice the size of the Emp, as well as the media container capacity verus the trays (maybe more than twice).

Maintanence on the Mag 350 Pros is a breeze compared to any canister I've ever owned (I love that you can see when they need cleaned)...plus they seem to be more durable than my old Fluval 404.
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Very true-Never looked at it that way-thanks-
 

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Guys...Im not downgrading the filter


It is just when I think about the idea of a canister filter...I think of it more in the traditional sense....like an Eheim, Fluval....that kind of thing. I would view the magnum a hybrid between an emp440 and the mechanical filter out of a modular filtration system.
 
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Guys...Im not downgrading the filter :laugh:

It is just when I think about the idea of a canister filter...I think of it more in the traditional sense....like an Eheim, Fluval....that kind of thing. I would view the magnum a hybrid between an emp440 and the mechanical filter out of a modular filtration system.
Very true.

Go with the new Ehiem Ecco...get the largest one rated for 60g. I hear they are brilliant little filters.
 
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