Fluval FX5

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  1. JDV

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    Hi all


    Tell me do you think a Fluval FX5 on a 4ft tank is to much?


    thanks
    Jaques
     
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    Is that about 250L - would say so.
    I had a 305 on mine.
    Was overstocked with Malawis at one point and the filter was more than adequate.
     
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    Hi @Reedfish, yip its about 240L, The plan is to put it on my Malawi tank.
     
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    With Malawi you usually overstock to tone down aggression. The flow rate and comparison with FX6 can be found here.

    I would think your tank size is on the small size for the bigger Malawi fish but you will have fantastic water movement with the FX5 (almost 10x volume)
     
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    JDV

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    Awesome thanks @Marcel_73 that was my thinking as well.
     
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    And when you upgrade the filter part is done.
     
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    I had a FX5 running on a 300l.Works like a charm.If the flow is to much for the tank,just adjust the valve on the inlet.
     
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    Awesome thanks for the advice all. @Barry Roux working on the upgrade ;) long term negotiations with the minister of home affairs.
     

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