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    2 Filters

    Yeah, I think my water is pretty darn clear now, I will be anxious to see if there is an improvement once I add the filter. :)
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    2 Filters

    Well, if I clean my filter that much I would imagine that the cycle would get broken too often. I clean it all with cycled tank water, but ya never know what can happen. Before I had the tank planted I just cleaned the filter every 5-6 months. With an additional filter I would clean one of...
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    2 Filters

    Well, they sell a good variety of plants and have several nice planted tanks in their store. The other fish stores do not, they just screw you on fish advise. :) Thanks for the confirmation on the filter!
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    2 Filters

    Looks like google ads just sent me enough money to go ahead and grab another filter. I have the Eheim 2217 on the left hand side of a 125 gallon tank. Since I know the filter (and the check doesn't cover the Fluval FX5) I am thinking of grabbing another Eheim 2217 filter and placing it on the...
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    Filtration Question - Filter vs Power Head

    Well, I picked up a 400 gph power head today, that should help some. Doesn't put me to 10x but it gets me from 3x to close to 6.5x per hour so that has to count for something for now. I think the next step will be to get another canister filter and place it on the other side of the tank. I...
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    Filtration Question - Filter vs Power Head

    And from what I have read, it looks like the FX5 does 925 gallons per hour. So that is getting me closer.
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    Filtration Question - Filter vs Power Head

    Wow, I shouldn't be surprised that I would need two. But I guess the question remains. Will my current filter be OK with just 2 power heads that all get my close to 10 turn overs per hour? Will I gain much benefit by getting a bigger filter to do some of the turn over?
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    Filtration Question - Filter vs Power Head

    Thanks you two. I can live with the powerheads in the tank (shoot, I have one now) if I must. I am still learning about everything and it is not like my tank is a masters work of art yet anyways. Right now I am just trying to get my arms around all of this. Seems like every time I think I...
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    Filtration Question - Filter vs Power Head

    I am currently battling a low water movement issue in my tank. My tank is a 125 gallon tank. I have a canister filter than turns over 165 gallons per hour and a powerhead that does 270 gallons per hour (Did some research, the power head pumps more than I thought). That puts me at almost 3.5...
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    Filtration Recommendations

    I have a 125 gallon (6' long tank). From what I am reading you guys are recommending a filter that can filter 10x the tank amount in an hour? With a tank my size filtering that much would require something like a garden hose on full blast to pump enough water through a filter 10x per hour...
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