Originally Posted by Fatdaddy82
My mistake was fluval fx6 and was $399.99 just figured a 100-400gal filter on a 46gal tank would be better than ok
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Lots of people are successful with canister filters. I'm sure there are a few here that can attest to that. Just make sure you keep a regular cleaning and water change schedule and you'll be ok. I can't stress the regular part enough... Every week.
I also agree with the other posters about needing a powerhead or two. Buy a cheap Hydor to start, that way if you upgrade later it won't be too painful.
As far as skimmers go, I have one on each of my tanks... I think they are a great investment. They are not necessary if you do regular and frequent water changes though. They are worth every penny imop.
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