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Old 08-24-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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I have a 125 gallon with 2 Rena XP3 filters on it. Water is crystal clear since I added the second canister. If you are looking just to run one filter. I would think the FX5 is a great choice. I have not used it personally but have heard wonderful things and it would definitely turn over enough on your tank. Just use caution as it is a huge filter so space concerns might be a problem.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:17 PM   #12
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Big als online is great too.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:08 AM   #13
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Thuffman what size tank I think I can find a decent priced fluval fx5 near 200$ish but really am more concerned about my fish and it's power I don't know to much on how a canister works but I think it's just like a vacuum and blower.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:31 PM   #14
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But how about the sand and a canister how do I keep from sucking up the sand? Sorry my idea of a canister might be *** backwards.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:03 PM   #15
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It is no problem, havent had 1 issue with it unlike my HOB filters. Dosent create that much current, especially in a 125.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:49 PM   #16
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What are "space concerns" icwant something that will keep it gorgeous
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:16 PM   #17
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Space concerns? The filter from a canister goes under the tank.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:02 PM   #18
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One last question I've got an empty tank with filter and heaters on the way! But my tank has a little dust at the bottom how should I get it clean and prep for water I thought micro fiber cloth?
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:22 AM   #19
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You can do the micro fiber cloth. I take all my tanks outside and hose them out first. If you clean it out the best you can and there is still some dust, just let your filter run a day with it full. Should clean all the dust.
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Thank you sir. Should have the fluval probably tomorrow but u forgot I'll probably need filter pads I got foam blockers but I think I'll need the chips gonna call around about play sand or sandblasting sand tomorrow.
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