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Old 07-31-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Filtering a 125 gallon tank ???

I'm in the planning stages of setting up a 125 gallon tank. It is not a drilled tank so I'm not gonna go the sump route. I've always gone about 50% over on the filtration on my smaller tanks. I was looking at a EHEIM rated for a 159 gallon tank but was not real happy with the flow rate on it at 260 g/hr. I would like to get at least 5X on the turnover. Would I be better to go with maybe 2 canister filters at 80 or maybe 100 gallons apiece to increase the flow rate, filter from both ends of the tank, and have 1 back up the other in case of a failure of 1 of them ?
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:28 AM   #2
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I would definately suggest 2 filters, for the reasons you already mentioned.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:42 AM   #3
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Thanks! Was definitely leaning that way just wanted to get some input
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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I have a fluval fx5 on my 125 African cichlid tank and LOVE it!!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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Mine is in mid cycle again, I have a fx5 and 2 AC 110's on it. The 110's are there to seed it, but I have decided to leave them.
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Haven't looked it up yet. Whats the flow rate and max tank size on the fx5 ? I really loke my HOBs but figere I need a canister for that size.
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The flow rate for the fx5 is 607gph and rated for up to 400 gallons.
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