3 foot low tech - Tetratec ex1200 vs ex700 ? Canister filter

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    Hi all

    Can get the Tetratec EX1200 for R1990 and the EX700 for R1670

    Which would be better? Tank is a standard 3 foot

    I believe the EX1200 has a flow adjustment... so would probably turn it down a little... should I rather get the EX1200 for future proofing reasons ?

    With in the next year, might go pressurized c02, so need to consider that too

    Thanks!
     
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    Ex-700 works very well on my 90cm even with the CO2 reactor
     
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    Thanks wolf, does your ex 700 have water flow control ? (Adjustability)
     
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    yes bud remember
    if u use it on the in flow u going to hurt your canister and sarie @AquaS might have them for cheaper even with post
     
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    I got rid of my Tetratec canister filter due to leaks. LFS replaced entire unit after one week, within a month same problems. LFS no longer stock the brand due to customer complaints about the same issues. I wouldn't use one again if it was given to me, as it caused major water damage to my cabinet.
     
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    Apparently the older tetratecs had leaking issues but the newer ones are fine... could you recommend any other brands for about the same price ?
     
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    If u pack them to tight they leak
     
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    What brand would you recommend? R1900 ?

    How many lph should i be aiming at for my planted tank? My tank is about 100 L
     

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