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Old 02-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Hi. I am setting up a 75 gallon cichlid aquarium. Looking at Fluvals. Wondering if the FX6 is too much flow for 75 gallons. My question is should I go with the 406 or FX6? Or, complicate things and look at another name brand? Thank you.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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Hi. I am setting up a 75 gallon cichlid aquarium. Looking at Fluvals. Wondering if the FX6 is too much flow for 75 gallons. My question is should I go with the 406 or FX6? Or, complicate things and look at another name brand? Thank you.

The FX6 is absolutely not too much flow.

The advertised flow rates on canisters are measured at 0 head (ie, horizontally) so the flow is a LOT lower than stated.

That being said, 1500l/h is nowhere near anything to be worried about anyway.


I have a 306 and FX6 on my 63G with a 3000l/h Powerhead.


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Thank you very much. I'm going to pull the trigger. Does it come with the necessary media?
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Hi. I am setting up a 75 gallon cichlid aquarium. Looking at Fluvals. Wondering if the FX6 is too much flow for 75 gallons. My question is should I go with the 406 or FX6? Or, complicate things and look at another name brand? Thank you.

Not trying to scapegoat the question but it really depends on the type of cichlid, IMO. Are you looking at riverine, high flow or stagnant, low flow ? Don't get me wrong I love all my Fluvals, but I think the application needs to be considered at the same time to help determine what's best.


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Truthfully, I don't know. First time. I like those little blue dwarf rams. What do you suggest?
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Truthfully, I don't know. First time. I like those little blue dwarf rams. What do you suggest?

Sorry but I'm horrible when it comes to asking me for suggestions lol. I'm the one that buy the expensive, advanced style so I don't often recommend them. What I can offer if you haven't looked at already is browsing thru what LA has. Start with looks, then narrow it down by availability, and then more so compatibility. Use them as a "guide" and then go browsing more in depth research after finding a few that spark interest.

http://aquarium-fish.liveaquaria.com...and&ts=results

http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/f...lity_chart.cfm

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Thank you very much. I'm going to pull the trigger. Does it come with the necessary media?

Yes it does. I did add much more bio though, most of the included media is sponges.


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Ok. Great. Bio as in ceramic? Bio balls?
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Ok. Great. Bio as in ceramic? Bio balls?

Yeah.. Whatever strikes your fancy, I just threw a load of pre-filter and Biomax in.


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If you can find an FX6 for $269 like my local Petsmart is selling them for I would go that rout other wise the 406 would be fine too.
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