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Old 01-08-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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Fluval FX 5

Just purchased the Fluval FX5! Very easy set up and does that baby move water! I hope my cichlids like a lot of water movement, LOL. It's quite the machine, very easy to operate and quiet thank goodness. It really does create bubbles though. We'll have to see how the fish like the added water movement.
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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Are you using the venturi for the bubbles? If not, then the bubbles is only temporary til the filter cycles all the air out of the system. Hope they like the current too...
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LOL already the bubbles are disappating. Thank goodness. It has an auto shut off daily to make sure no air gets trapped in the filter. When I first installed it, it runs for 2 mins , shuts off for 2 mins to burp itself. That was a serious burp, it scared my cats. LOL.

No not using the venturi for bubbles.
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Cool......

Is that on the 125G?
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Yes it's on the 125, I had 3 cannisters running due to the heavy bioload, now I am running this FX5 and a fluval 404. And the bonus is I have 2 cannisters that need tanks now, LMAO. Like I have any more room!
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Isn't MTS wonderful? lol.
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Cool...keep us updated...I have been really anxious for some real-life reviews on the FX5.
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So far it is working fairly well, although just barely 12 hours into it. LOL, I'll keep you all updated.
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The current online price I'm seeing is $274.74 and that's at an auction site (no other listings so far).. What kinda deal did you get on this thing??? 8O
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