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I want to add more filtration to my 75g, to minimize maintenance and maximize my bioload. I currently have a cascade 1000 in my tank I was thinking about purchasing another one..and adding it. Thoughts?
 

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You can never have too much filtration. The filter you have is good up to 100 gallons. Maybe an HOB is better for what you want to do. Just my opinion.
 
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I don't have enough room for a HOB between the wall and tank. I wish I did, I have a HOB here I'm not using
 

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If you've got the room, and money, then go for it.
 

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I would add another Penn Plax to it or if you don't mind different intake and outtake tubes go with the Sun Sun, you'll get more GPH.
 

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Jhurst said:
The sunsun also has an internal uv sterilizer right?
It does ... but it's worse than useless. It's 9 watts and the SunSun claims a 525 GPH flow rate. That's 350 % beyond a 9-watt U/V's capability to even control simply free-floating algae. That U/V is a marketing gimmic only - the SunSun pumps way too fast and the organisms don't get enough exposure to the U/V to do anything. But SunSun has a lot of people spending money on replacement bulbs every six months - for a U/V that does nothing.



And that's why you'll see people "pooh-poohing" U/V on forums like this saying it does nothing. Well, when you have only a 9-watt U/V and the water flowing through it is 525 gph - IT IS doing nothing. U/V has to be thought out and very often, it can't be associated with a canister unless you do it like I do - and slow the canister down. I 57-watt U/V attached to an EheI'm 2215 that is slowed to 50 gph. It is quite the offensive weapon against algae AND parasites.

If you like the Cascade 1000 - another one on the tank I think would be a good thing plus the replacement parts and media floss / sponge are the same. I would recommend going up to the 1500 ... but there the parts and filtration media aren't the same. So buying another C-1000 would make things really simple for you.

And no, I don't think another canister on your tank is "overkill" - you can handle it, though you may have to use some discharge reduction strategies to keep current flow in the tank down but it's highly doable. The extra canister gives you a lot of additional "bio-buffer" and will make the tank more biologically stable.
 

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