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Old 09-04-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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is a fluval fx5 overkill?

im going to be buying a 135gal tank going to be a planted discus comunity tank and am wondering in a fluval fx5 would be overkill for filtration? also what heater would i need for a tank that size?

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I personally don't think it would be, I have mine on a 75 community tank. I don't use heathers in my tank but from what I've read you may want to use two. They recommend this as a back up protection.

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No, not overkill at all. I'd consider it necessary.
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Not even close to overkill. I have two 405s on my 75 and would have gotten the FX5 if I didn't already have them available to use.
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