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  1. Default Filtration Upgrade

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    I'm looking to upgrade the filtration in my heavily stocked 90G South American tank. I'm currently running an Eheim 2217. Below are the options I'm considering. What are your opinions?

    1. Replace the 2217 with a FX5.
    2. Add a FX5 to the existing 2217.
    3. Add another 2217.
    4. Add a Fluval 406.
    5. Add a sponge filter.

  2. #2


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    If you have the funds

    I strongly support #2.

    As that is the biggest addition to your current 2217.

    You can't really over filter a tank, so the more the better!

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    You might be able to get a deal on the fx5, they just came out with the fx6 (have seen it available some places). The benefit of adding the fx5 is that if you upgrade tank size you would still be good to go.

  4. #4


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    I'd support the option of the biggest/strongest filter you can afford. Check out the reviews of the Eheim and the FX5 and compare carefully. I'm a fan of the Eheim Classics so it'd be an easy choice for me, but that doesn't make it right.

    Definitely don't do option 1. Adding a second filter has lots of benefits, and you'll have a safety net should one of them fail.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Thanks for the input.

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