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« on: July 05, 2015, 06:31:48 PM »

Quick question. If I can Get an external canister should I get one that can pump 2000 or 4000 litres only reason I ask is both are more than adequate but same price. Does a better ltr per hour make it better or could it hinder a say 50 litre tank. Also I'm guessing the flow would affect the calm water.
Thinking of upgrading from 2 internal to 1 internal and a canister is all and wondered if u can have to much so to speak.
Also is UV light addition worth the money?
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 09:54:34 PM »

2000L ph or a 4000L ph would definitely hinder a 50L. Should be ok for a 55 gallon aquarium though. Results of canisters w/built in UV lamps have been mixed. They are purposeful, but with adequate routine maintenance, I don't think they are worth the extra $$.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 02:46:54 AM »

Thanks for reply, always useful to have others input. On your advice I think im going to get without uv light and get average litre per hour. Cheers
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 04:09:15 AM »

Link to what im considering although i do want the fluval FX6 ideally just havent got the moolar for that or possibly the more affordable fluval 306 but the link below seems a cheaper option as im on a budget
All-Pond-Solutions-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-External-Canister-Filter-EF-Range-Media on ebay. cant add proper link yet as not made 10 posts. I did make my own external cannister filter with soil pipe capped ends and a little submersible pump but i doubt the flow rate is adequate enough
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 11:03:46 PM »

What sized aquarium did you plan to put a Fluval FX6? If it is not at least 200 US gallons or more, you will wind up with a mini tidal wave inside your tank.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 01:45:25 AM »

Just a 55g at mo but hoping to add one above it aswell. 2 tier. Fx6 would just be in an ideal world. Although by the flow rate not so ideal for fishes
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2015, 06:17:37 PM »

An FX6 on a 55!!!!!!??!?!?!  Dear God, why?!?!?!

I am running an FX5 on my 450 gallon tank!  Please keep in mind that this filter is bigger than a shop vac, I hope you have a mighty tall stand!
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