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Old 09-03-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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Filtration for 5-6 foot malawai tank

So I at some stage in the near future will be buying either a 5 or 6 foot tank for African cichlids more than likely mbuna, from what I have read its very important to over filter. I've been looking at the fluval range specifically the 406 and the fx5. Here in Australia there is about $100 difference between the 2, so for something around the 80-120 gal mark which would work better 1 fx5 or two 406s
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2 fx5 is a better alternative.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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2 fx5 is a better alternative.
That will work very very well. You do a sump also if you wanted to go that route. A few members here run a sump on there Cichlid tanks and have had great success with them.

Personally I run 1 HOB (AC110) and 1 Fx5 on my 75g mixed African Cichlid tank.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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I run a rena xp3 and xp2 a hob and a sump on a 180 gallon tank. Very very happy with the sump
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I recommend using 2 of whatever filter u choose and can afford. This can allow u to have an extra filter in the event something happens to one. Plus u can have flow from 2 different sides of the tank. I run xp3 and xp4 on my 125 and have had no problems.
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I recommend using 2 of whatever filter u choose and can afford. This can allow u to have an extra filter in the event something happens to one. Plus u can have flow from 2 different sides of the tank. I run xp3 and xp4 on my 125 and have had no problems.
If you have 2 do they have to be the same flow rate?
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If you have 2 do they have to be the same flow rate?
Nope
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Wet/dry filter + FX5 or Two FX5.
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