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Old 10-03-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Fx5 or sump?

I'm setting up my new 125 gallon tank for African cichlids and am trying to decide between the fluval fx5 or a sump? All help if appreciated. thanks!
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The fx5 is a name brand filter, but the sump is more costumizable. I would choose the fx5 because it takes up less space, but it probably doesn't have as good of flow than a sump.
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Both? You won't go wrong either way... ultimately, it's up to you to decide whether you want the sump that can add volume and get your heater out of the tank (plus you could grow plants in a chamber for nitrate control), or a canister that's easier to set up, smaller, but will take a little more time for maintenance.
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I may do both. I will have plenty of room. I've never set up a tank this big and it's slightly overwhelming.
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