Dual FX6's 240 gallon

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My new 240 Gallon is up and running on two new fluval fx6's and I just wanted to leave my thoughts. At first, I was skeptical whether the fx6's would be enough. I know sumps are more ideal for large tanks, but I didn't want to drill my new tank being that I've never cut glass. I packed my Fx6's with all the biomedia from my old fluval 406's and added new biomedia because these filters hold a lot. I couldn't be happier with these fx6's. They are great filters and have no trouble with the bioload from my 240. And they move water. The outlets are great and I never have debris sitting on the bottom of my tank anymore. And best of all, they're dead silent. Anyone considering the fx6 you wont regret it.

I'm a little overstocked right now as well. Nitrates get a little high. Two 50% water changes a week keep it in check.

1 Tiger Oscar
1 Jack Dempsey
1 Suncat
5 large Red Tail Tinfoil Barbs.

I cant bring myself to get rid of the tinfoils knowing they'll more than likely end up in a tiny tank.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Dual FX6's 240 gallon

Yep, I too am a big fan of the FX series. I have had a new 6 running a couple of months. It does not however move as much water as the old 5's. Pretty close, but not quite. One thing to watch, if your water level drops below the connection of the telescopic intake tube, the canister will empty itself. Total pita. I don't think you are overstocked. I have a TFB, about 3yrs old and 10ins. Not much strain on the bioload. Your 5 pack must be a cool sight darting around a big tank


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My telescopic intake tubes are completely collapsed. I have sand so I keep the intakes well above the sand. I havent experienced the filters completely draining yet.

I didn't think I was overstocked either, but i've been told otherwise on some forums. Even with my stock the tank still appears to have plenty of room. My barbs are between 5 and 6 inches and they are great to watch. And since i've added them, the oscar isn't as aggressive towards the jack.

I may be feeding too much. My nitrate level seems to rise pretty quick to about.
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Oscar doesn't like the new sponge filter. Not sure if I do either..
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DMD123 replied the topic: Dual FX6's 240 gallon

Great set up! I've used two FX5s on my 210g for years now and they work great.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Dual FX6's 240 gallon

Tank looks great...i wanna see the catfish. Youtube is better for vids
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Jauch21 replied the topic: Re:Dual FX6's 240 gallon

I was being lazy. I'll try to get a picture or video of him. He sits in a pot all day until the lights go out
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So I'm not good with pictures. Always get a glare
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Wow hes a beast !
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Nice cat!
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