Originally Posted by Aski247
The FACT.. Is... You can buy 2 fx5's for the price of the eheim...
Even the artical states at the end, he CAN'T honestly say its two times better... Period. I'd buy two fx5's to run on my tank before the one eheim.
And please elaborate how if I rinse out my pad in old tank water once a month I lose bb. I have been cleaning filters/pads like this for 20 years and I have never noticed spikes of any kind.
It's called routine maintenance... It's something people do to prevent "gunk" or build up. With proper care of our equipment hopefully we won't run into the problems of replacing parts.
I'm no fanboy I know statistically the 2080 is better... That's cool. I'm practical. I'd rather have two of the fx5's is all.
As far as the title. The fx6 is a complete joke nobs and 10% reduction in electricity... And it's on amazon right now for 400$...
I got my newest fx5 back in dec for about 220$.
So its all about price at the end of the day
You cheapest out on the fx5 so you will never know the benefits of a well made and designed filter looks or runs like
Even fluval have seen faults with the fx5 buy bring out the fx6
The filter is probably the most important bit of kit you will ever buy for your tank its the kidney of your system
If the only thing that draws you to the fx5 is price that is your choice.
Until you have owned and run both I don't think you are in any position to past comment on the two as you can only see it from the fluval point of veiw
You are a fx5 fan boy to the end you can bare to have a bad word said about
You need to be a bit more open minded and take other people opinions and it experiences on board its not all about you