I had an APS 2000 XF. I didn't like it at all. Very noisy! Did try all sorts of messing about to improve it including removing all media, but I though mine was way too loud. Incidentally replaced with a TMC v2 powerbox 400 (rated at just about half the flow rate of the APS) and was stunned at just how much better the flow rate was even with the filter chock full of media. The APS flow rate seemed highly optimistic...
I'm going to set up the aquamanta , if that doesn't work out to be enough which I'm pretty sure it will then I can add my fluval 205 and that should be plenty , i think an external filter should definatley be made with an added chamber for co2 connection so no actual interference with outflow pipe, maybe they have ???
Hi guys . Received my aquamanta today and I must say that I'm really impressed , seems a very sturdy and robust unit. And it's huge compared to my 205,
I'm a bit indecisive on where to position the out flow.
Either inflow & out flow on the same side (right hand Sand) of the tank or position the spray bar at the along the rear top :/
How have you got yours positioned ??