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Old 06-11-2013, 12:25 AM   #31
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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
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Well I started with a 10-gallon for a few months until I realized that was much too small. Upgraded to a 55 with a couple of HOBs until those couldn't keep up, so added an FX5 to the 55. When I upgraded to the 120 I just added another FX5 as I loved the first one.

What is really amazing is that having those two huge canisters u can't hear them at all.
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Well I started with a 10-gallon for a few months until I realized that was much too small. Upgraded to a 55 with a couple of HOBs until those couldn't keep up, so added an FX5 to the 55. When I upgraded to the 120 I just added another FX5 as I loved the first one.

What is really amazing is that having those two huge canisters u can't hear them at all.
Wow. That means they are really really quiet. . Did you see the new fx6? It's getting more expensive and bigger everyday! Lol
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What about a canister filter made for a pond.
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What about a canister filter made for a pond.
The fx5 is actually more powerful than some. Canister filters for pond need a submersible pump. The canister itself doesn't pump water. The pump is really what decides how powerful your filter is.
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Ooohhhhh...I see I didn't know they ran off a submerible pump.
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Ooohhhhh...I see I didn't know they ran off a pump.
Yeah. He canister part is only for filtration. The good thing though is that you never have to change media. The only thing you need to do is clean out the media once in a while. In winter, you don't have to clean it at all if your using it outside! There are manual pumps that are two handles that you need to pull up and down to clean the media. It's really easy to clean. Just use the manual pump and let water flow out of the extra outflow for about 10 mins or less and its clean and new all over again.
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Yeah. He canister part is only for filtration. The good thing though is that you never have to change media. The only thing you need to do is clean out the media once in a while. In winter, you don't have to clean it at all if your using it outside! There are manual pumps that are two handles that you need to pull up and down to clean the media. It's really easy to clean. Just use the manual pump and let water flow out of the extra outflow for about 10 mins or less and its clean and new all over again.
Oh cool so kinda like backflushing a pool.
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Oh cool so kinda like backflushing a pool.
Kinda. You use the ponds water to get rid of the dirty stuff in the media.
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Yup same idea then that's cool.
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Yup same idea then that's cool.
Yup. Mine is really quiet too. I can literally not hear it at all ( with the exception if the waterfall ).
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