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Old 06-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #21
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Far from an eheim guy, but I was either going to get the FX5 or the eheim and went for the eheim. This was just a few months back-

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Far from an eheim guy, but I was either going to get the FX5 or the eheim and went for the eheim. This was just a few months back-

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I hear the pro series have many problems especially leaking. Is it true?
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2071, 2073, and 2075 canister filters about 2+ years ago were having issues with leaks & was taken care of. The 2080 I never heard of a leak issues & so far I have mines running with no problems. If any leaks on the 2080, I will think it will be by not putting lube on all the seals & replacing when needed

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I read only use water as lube for the gaskets?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #25
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Eheim Water Neutral Maintenance spray is what I use. Cost a pretty penny got mines for $18. To tell you the truth with how much i spent on everything else I didnt mind even after I got a cheaper silcone food graded spray. The reason why I bought the eheim one is that I don't want to find out that something in it that other lube killed the fish or is not good for that o-rings etc... etc...

Other use petroleum jelly but on some rubbers they can degrade them and the cost of buying a ring/sealed (Which you should always have on hand as a back up) or leaks
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2071, 2073, and 2075 canister filters about 2+ years ago were having issues with leaks & was taken care of. The 2080 I never heard of a leak issues & so far I have mines running with no problems. If any leaks on the 2080, I will think it will be by not putting lube on all the seals & replacing when needed

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The FX5 is an awesome filter. It's huge, holds lots of media which is customizable. I have two on my 120 gallon but I have goldfish with use bio loads. But keeps water crystal and not that major to clean. I alternate one each month. With low bio loads you could go months between cleaning.
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The FX5 is an awesome filter. It's huge, holds lots of media which is customizable. I have two on my 120 gallon but I have goldfish with use bio loads. But keeps water crystal and not that major to clean. I alternate one each month. With low bio loads you could go months between cleaning.
Wow! 2 fluval fx5s on a 120!!! That is really awesome and shocking! How many goldfish do you have and what kind?
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Wow! 2 fluval fx5s on a 120!!! That is really awesome and shocking! How many goldfish do you have and what kind?
I have four single-tailed comets. Largest is over 5" not including tail.

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With media they only get around 565 gph. It's recommended to have between 7x-10x filtration with golds
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I have four single-tailed comets. Largest is over 5" not including tail.

Why shocking?

With media they only get around 565 gph. It's recommended to have between 7x-10x filtration with golds
I know they need 10x filtration but I don't have a tank that big so I have never gotten a fluval fx5. So when I saw you had two on one tank, my jaw dropped open. Lol
Nice Goldie's btw.
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