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    Stumbled across this video on Tropheus (and other Tangs you might recognize) .

    Some good ideas on aquascaping for keeping Tropheus. One thing I noticed is the current in the lake.

    http://www.aquanet.tv/Video/175-trop...m-viele-farben
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    Thanks for the link, I enjoy watching tropheus in their natural habitat. I agree with the current - I have 2 filters pushing 1400gph, 3 powerheads probably pushing another 4000gph in the same tank.

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    I am looking for a fast volume filter for a customer. Which one do you uave that pushes 700gph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles View Post
    I am looking for a fast volume filter for a customer. Which one do you uave that pushes 700gph?
    I'm using an eheim 2262 (900gph) & an AC110 about 500gph.

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    The eheim beast... Though it states that 900gph pump, it is actually around 600-700 when it is in tye canister. Same as the fuval fx5, it will say 900+ gph pump but 600 when it is used with the canister. And if anything, i think the fx5 pumps out more volume than the 2262.

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    I don't doubt that the fx5 may have higher output, I've used that too. Just say that the 2262 provides me with more peace of mind.

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    I agree. I like the eheim myself. My favor canister.

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    All the pumps and filters out there state the GPH at zero hydraulic with no media, so one you put it 3 feet below the top of the water in your tank and fill it with media, the flow is likely only 50 - 60% of the rating. Similar to car manufacturers stating horsepower at the crank with no load to get those impressive numbers. Put the car on a dyno with tires, wheels. AC, power steering, etc. you'd be hard pressed to find a car which put out 75% of the rated horsepower. All marketing. But it does give you a relative indication of how it would perform relative to others in its class, whether it's a filter or a car.
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    So......isn't that video great?
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