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EHEIM Professional 3 Thermofilter 2180 or FX6?

Postby cardosoj » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:46 pm

My 120 gallon tank is going in my living room and I would like the filter to be as quiet as possible?

I know this is a tough question, but having owned an FX5 I know how powerful they are, but it was a bit noisy.
What would be the equivalent in terms of filtration to the FX6? Is it the Professional 3?

Any thoughts suggestions?
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Re: EHEIM Professional 3 Thermofilter 2180 or FX6?

Postby cardosoj » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:59 pm

Or would it make sense to go with two FX4 filters?
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Re: EHEIM Professional 3 Thermofilter 2180 or FX6?

Postby Oscar6 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:37 pm

Using a pair of smaller canisters may be your better option. A pair of Eheim Classic 2217 or Filstar XPL. Both silent and rock solid reliable. Would also give you a backup should one unexpectedly fail. I dont find the FX4 any different from a sound level than the 6. Two 4's would likely be louder than one 6.
1500 gallons of South and Central American cichlids. Some with a "wee" bit of attitude.
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Re: EHEIM Professional 3 Thermofilter 2180 or FX6?

Postby cardosoj » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:48 pm

Thanks for the info.
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