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Old 10-08-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Cichlid filtration. Your thoughts

I'm starting a new cichlid aquarium. I've had a 46 gallon for years but it's time for an upgrade. So I purchased a 90 gallon aquarium and can't wait to get it going. I have an idea about what im going to use. I'm just curious about what you guys think about filtration. This is one of, if not the most important aspect of a cichlid tank and any feedback would be appreciated. Wanna know your thoughts and opinions. Ready, 1...2...3.... Go!!!


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Cichlid filtration. Your thoughts

If the tank is pre-drilled then a Wet-dry/ sump is the way to go. If not then dual Fluval 405/6, or Fluval FX 5/6 would do nicely.


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Can't go wrong with a giant canister.
Either an FX6 or whatever that green thing is 😏


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Can't go wrong with a giant canister.
Either an FX6 or whatever that green thing is 😏


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Eheim Pro3 120L

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Eheim 2262


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What kind of cichlids?

How much flow do you want?
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What kind of cichlids?

How much flow do you want?

Based on his other posts I'm guessing Mbuna.


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I would go a pair of FX6's on a 90.

That being said, I love extra filtration and one would probably be plenty.
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I would go a pair of FX6's on a 90.

That being said, I love extra filtration and one would probably be plenty.

The Eheim 2262 would also be a good choice.


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Want lots of flow. Gonna keep mbuna. I was thinking the fx6. I would have put a sump but was told they actually don't do much for cichlids. Better to go with the beefy canister filter.


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Also wanna put mp40s.


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