puffcrusader696
Baby Black Aro
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Joined: April 30th, 2009, 11:11 pm

August 4th, 2009, 3:56 am #11

canisters are also better for anaerobic bacteria that need poorly oxygenated water to reduce nitrates.
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SusanFish
Baby Angelfish
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Joined: March 5th, 2011, 9:13 am

March 5th, 2011, 9:41 am #12

We have a canister filter in our 100 gallon (fluval 305) and we are very happy with it. But I never tried a sump filter...
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Alice20
Baby Angelfish
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Joined: November 16th, 2011, 7:50 am

November 16th, 2011, 8:27 am #13

I would suggest you to go with a large sump. The maintenance changes of a sump are gradual and it dose not stress the animals as much as a canister does. When maintaining a canister it necessitates temporarily shutting down of the filter to clean. But a sump reduces the rate of change and eliminates down times which helps to keep the tank healthy.
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