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Old 02-10-2012, 02:10 AM   #11
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Yeah, I keep my eye on craigslist every day all day LOL and have seen very few fx5's on there. :-(
Amazon has them for $226 right now that I guess I will be forced to get another filter. I mean I know the companies overstate the gph but saying it does 400g and in reality it's only good for like a 100 gallon tank seems like it's way way wrong......

I keep the media simple in my canisters. Biomedia, biomedia, carbon sometimes and filter floss or the blue pads that are like huge sponges.

If the above is true though, even 2 fx5's won't be enough to do a 200-300g tank. :-(

What the heck do people do when they have a really large tank?
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An Fx5 will be more than adequate for tanks of 300G its just its flow rate is lower than stated. 2 Will be fine on 200G tank but that depends again on how much stock your going to be adding. If your only having a few fish 2 Fx5's will be overkill.

Sump that's what most people have when they get the larger set-up's.
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LOL I've got enough sumps in my house wanna keep the freshwater tanks simple.

The minimum size I will get will be a 200g, I'd like a bit bigger but it all depends on craigslist and what comes available when.

And no more freshwater fish, we are good. So we will only have 19 or so fish. I'd really like to be able to get away with just one fx5. I also run a 1400 koralia on the side opposite the output. I still have 2 1400's in the box that I might be able to use if needed.
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