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 right hand side of the tank. There is a mega fish store about 40 minutes away from me. It is nice because they only do fish and the place is huge. All the other places in town sell other pets and pet supplies and they are helpless when it comes to fish. I like to pick their brain when I am in their store in regards to plants, but they are always worthless. I told the guy that I have a Eheim with 2 power heads and it was turning over my tank 7 times per hour. He said that was well more than enough. He said all I needed was the Eheim and not even the power heads. Sigh, I didn't want to hear that from him because you guys all have said 10x per hour, so basically my faith in the fish store has diminished (See what you guys have done to me!) My new 400 gph powerhead died yesterday, it was only a week and a half old, so that sucks! I do not have the receipt but I do have the box it came in. I emailed the company (Hydor) to see if I had any options. Regardless, I think another Eheim 2217 will help me, especially with the longer tank. The last time I cleaned my filter after 3 months of not cleaning it, it was a friggin mess! I did however, take out all of the Cabomba out of the tank. I have such big fish in the tank (had them prior to falling in love with plants) that the Cabomba gets knocked around and is always up against the power heads and made things messy. I am hoping that helps keep things a little cleaner. Right now I have a ton of swords and some misc other stuff that I have no clue what it is. Thoughts on the filter? Thanks!!