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Re: New journey begins! 125 gallons of Mbuna here I come.

Postby DJRansome » Sun May 02, 2021 1:59 pm

Perfect with the XPs though.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: New journey begins! 125 gallons of Mbuna here I come.

Postby SenorStrum » Mon May 03, 2021 8:19 pm

sir_keith wrote:Two quick points from a slightly different perspective that you might consider-

(1) I run two FX-6 filters on 125's that contain fishes that do not appreciate particularly strong currents (e. g. Xenotilapia), without any issues. The output nozzles of the FX filters can be positioned in many ways, some of which minimize turbulence within the tanks. Simply put, this is not an issue.

(2) There is no such thing as over-filtration. The oft-quoted 8-10x number is nothing more than a subjective opinion.

Good luck, and have fun! :thumb:


Totally agree with both points. I got a sunsun 304b at 525gph to work on my daughter's 29 gallon shrimp tank. This was the filter I had and she wanted shrimp, which do not like high flow. I made the spray bar as long as I could and pointed it at the wall and it did not create the big fast currents in the tank that would normally be associated with high flow. Also, firmly echo the idea that almost all filtration discussions are based on opinion only.
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