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Old 07-27-2016
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I moved to a smaller place and thus had to downsize my tank. I went from 180g and I'm now going to be setting up a 75g that I want to do a single colony of Trophs (because I have always wanted to do this, having to downsize my tank just kinda forced me into it).

Anyways, on larger tanks I've always done two canister filters (or 3) of the same type. My questions is, would doing something like one FX5/6 be a better route because I'm losing 2 feet of space?

If so, would an FX5/6 be overkill? I know there's no such thing as over filtration but if another brand/model that's cheaper that would still do the job well enough I'd rather go with that. I'm kinda limited on my personal filter experiences, have only used FX5s and Rena XP4s before.

Also another advantage of going non-FX5/6 route is that I could then use a Hydor In-Line heater. I used them on the Rena XP4s in the past and really like them.
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I have a 75 gallon that I use a Fluval 405 and a hang on back filter. No issues, about 25 tropheus ranging from 1" to 4".
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I have a fx5 and a ac110 on my 75 gallon I love it.
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I have 2 ac110's on my 75 gallon tanks and they work fabulous. They give the tank tons of flow and there is almost no waste left behind.
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This is going into the living room as a show tank so want something that's rather quiet which is why I want to go with a canister vs HOB...otherwise I'd be all over a pair of AC110s
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Depends on how full the tank will be. My 75G has 15 Troph Moorii Moliros, a dozen full size T Duboisi Maswa, and a few Erets...and I have an Eheim 2217, Aquatop 500, Aquatop 400, and 2 Aquaclear 110's...and I still battle high Nitrates, so I do 50% water changes less than every week! But they are really healthy!!
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Goal will be 18-24 adults, so stocked rather well.
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I have 2 ac110's on my 75 gallon tanks and they work fabulous. They give the tank tons of flow and there is almost no waste left behind.
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This is going into the living room as a show tank so want something that's rather quiet which is why I want to go with a canister vs HOB...otherwise I'd be all over a pair of AC110s
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Goal will be 18-24 adults, so stocked rather well.
You could/should do 30+ Tropheus in a tank that size and another vote for the ac110, Mother Of All HOB filter you can buy, I just use the sponge for added flow and it still does the job (with an Ehiem 2217) on the other side, like suggested above 2 ac110 would be idea but you mentioned wanting an inline heater so maybe a small trickle filter would work with the ac110. Good luck!
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The only noise I hear from the ac110's is the sound of water flowing into the tanks. Very relaxing to me. I also really appreciate the ease of cleaning the filters. But I can appreciate you view if you are trying to listen to the TV the water flow could be a little much. I have an fx5 and an fx6 on my 300 g no noise, but I don't feel they work as well. If the hobs would fit I would use them.
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