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Old 06-01-2012, 04:14 AM   #1
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Buying a used Fluval FX5

Saw an add on Craigslist for a fish tank for sell. Actually nice 125 gallon tank & stand for 275. Now don't need the tank but the tank included a Fluval FX5. I contacted them and they are willing to sell it to me for $125 maybe I can get it to $100.

Here is my question, if it is in good condition should I get a used filter system to start out or just spend $155 on a Fluval 406 like I was originally going to do? Thanks
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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So my question is, is it ok to buy used on a filtration. Especially a high end canister like the FX5?
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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I would buy that in a second. I would also swap out all the media or at least clean real well.
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The report from the seller was it was working like it should when they stopped having fish. I would by all new media but if it is good for 100 to 125 then I think I am a fool not to get it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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I have one in my 240 cichlid tank and I love it. The media is pretty cheap on e-bay too. I say go for it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:21 AM   #6
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I bought mine off CL and never had an issue yet!!! That's one awesome filter. You'd be crazy not to buy it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #7
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I would buy all of it including the tank. Don't pass up a good deal.
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