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Having issues with uploading pics but , just set up a 75 gallon tank with 2 Cascade 1000 filters and a Orlushy 300 watt heater and have to tell you I could not be happier with lesser name brands that work like the high end stuff. It's been running for a few hours and crystal clean.
 

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See how they are doing after running 10 years or more.

The water should be crystal from the tap and never get cloudy, so do not give credit to the filter for that.
 

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My clear water comes from adequate water turnover of the filter(s) and polishing pads. I have a sump, and recently added canister running in the sump, in both my tanks. When I had my sump's water pump turned down to 40% capacity my water was always a bit cloudy with bits of debris floating throughout the tank. After I turned up the pump to 75%-80% and added the canister my water has been crystal clear.
 

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Brian2020 said:
Having issues with uploading pics but , just set up a 75 gallon tank with 2 Cascade 1000 filters and a Orlushy 300 watt heater and have to tell you I could not be happier with lesser name brands that work like the high end stuff. It's been running for a few hours and crystal clean.
I also use two cascade 1000's in my 55 gal. Super happy with them for the 3 years I've had them.
 
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