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Battery Re-design question

I currently have 2 decent sized house banks that are also used to start up the engine.

Each house bank consists of 4 6v Trojan T105s (total of 8).

I really don't like the design because when one bank drops down to about 50%, I hesitate to use much of the 2nd bank because if I drain that too low, I won't be able to start the engine.

I recently bought an Xantrex Echo-Charge and my plan is to pull off 2 of the Trojans to make a starting bank and then use the remaining 6 for my house bank.

As far as I know, these Trojan T105s are deep cycle and I am wondering whether or not I should be using "Starting Batteries" for my starting battery. It may actually be easier for me to buy and install a new 12v starting battery.

If I can and should get a new starting battery, can I get a AGM or do I have to stick with wet?

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