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Old 01-15-2016, 12:11 PM   #11
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Do you use the precut sponges and all for it or make your own?
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:13 PM   #12
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I use an FX6 on a 150g and I find it great in terms of reliability and ease of maintenance; it's just not enough mechanical/biological filtration for my needs.

So that's why I bought a second one. Figured it'd be easier in terms of buying media and replacement parts. Plus, I already know the set up so there's no learning curve.

I was looking at the EHEIM 2180 for a while. I loved the idea of more filtration and an in-line heater, but when I looked at the exploded diagram I was a little intimidated because I don't think the Fluval is nearly as complicated or has near so many pieces. Plus, the price. $170 more than the FX6.
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Do you use the precut sponges and all for it or make your own?
I just bought some and cut them to fit. If I did it again I'd just get what they offer minus the biomedio. Use ceramics or seachem matrix

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I just bought some and cut them to fit. If I did it again I'd just get what they offer minus the biomedio. Use ceramics or seachem matrix

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Hmmmm I may be convinced. How many would I need if I got this 6ft 125g tank? It's only 200$ more so I might do that and just brace my flooring more depending which way the joist run
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