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Old 08-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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90 gallon with canister

I have a 90 gallon with a fluval 405 canister in it and I'm planing to overstock the tank with cichlids I was wondering what other canister I could add to the tank... Such as a Rena xp3 or or even just another 405

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:34 AM   #2
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I like to over filter my tank so I would look for something that turns your water volume 10 X per HR 2 fluval 405's would put out 680 gal/HR

If you have the $ I would go with a fluval FX5..900 gal/HR

you could add an aquaclear 110 hang on back filter...500 gal/HR
combine it with your fluval 405

I am going to try the odessa cfs500..its like a mini FX5...only $60

you could make a DIY wet dry filter out of plastic storage containers, there are a lot of options


keep in mind that if your going to be keeping cichlids, they have a higher bio load than smaller tropicals
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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What would be your reason to "overstock" your tank?
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What would be your reason to "overstock" your tank?
My question as well. Lets not forget what overstocking a tank mean. For 1, uncontrollable nitrates. No canister is going to fix that....
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maybe he's planning on keeping Mbuna, when u overstock the tank it keeps the aggression down
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Still, the key word is "overstock"......
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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I run an FX5 + 405 on a 55 gallon. Lots of bio, lots of mechanical, crystal clear water all the time. If it's within your budget, go for it.
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IMO if your going to over stock then I would add a sump to gain more volume.
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