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 Post subject: Canister filter?
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Ok so as some of you know I'm getting a 125 but it's been drilled I thinking now about blocking the holes and running a canister filter but I'm not sure what one I'm looking at the fluvial g6 or the fx5 but would the fx5 be to much for my 125 and I wanna put 2 sponge filters also or should I go with another brand

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Never ran one but if I do it will be a FX5. I think for the money it is a good deal. I run a sump on my 125 gallon tank and I'm pleased with it.


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The fx5 wouldnt be to much you do t think

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If you are worried step down a size and add a HOB filter. I run a HOB even with my sump system on my 125.


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Thats why I was thinking the g6 but idk about the whole computer thing

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I use a FX5 on my 750Ltr tank and it does a great job, and I run a sumps on another 750Ltr and on my 1000Ltr. I would run the sump if I was you, this way you canset it up and design it the way you want with as much or as little turn over that you want.Or you could run the cannister with a sump for extra filtration


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FX5 is terrific on a 125 the only change to make is to make a spray bar out of pvc pipe about four feet long with 1/8" holes every half inch or so. the stock out put nozzle makes a pretty good current. the fish do not seem to mind but i like less current as I have really fine sand in the tank and it was getting blown every where when the fish stirred it up. the filter is really great, make sure you lube the "o" rings in the quick connectors really well and you will have no problems. I clean mine three times a year and it could go longer. I have four liters of Seachem matrix in the trays and i use the coarse filter pad...the fine ones clogg quickly.

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Wow thanks camtang and bassetman I think im gonna run a canister for now and put plugs in the holes and see how I like it and I also run a fine sand its caribsea super natural black so thats the only reason why im steering away from the fx5 but I think im gonna get it anyways and I planed on making a spray bar for it

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if you use the fine sand. just set the intake about half way down the tank wall or 6-8 inches from the bottom.

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Ok so im gonna get the fx5 and build a spray bar I found some on amazon with carbon and somethin else or with the bio media rings for 257

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You won't be disappointed. :D


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In running the FX5 and an AC110 on my 135 and couldnt be happier. I tried a spray bar and actually like the stock nozzles for the FX5 better, I just aim them up at the surface more and works great. For media.....im using bio media in all three baskets and filter floss in the top basket on top of the bio media.


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If you haven't as of yet made your purchase, this is a review I did of the Aquatop CF-500UV canister filter. I created a series of videos regarding this unit that you may find helpful.

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