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I came across a great deal and I jumped on it. A Fluval Fx5 for $120 NIB!
I have a 55g tank....am I about to release a tsunami into my mbuna tank???
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Or sell it to me for $125, at least you'd make a profit :wink:
 

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It's pretty powerful. I have one on my 135 and my 5" baby arowana gets carried across the tank on the jet. It'll depend on where you put it and how big your fish are. Just give it a shot. If it becomes a problem, as others have said, you can always modify it with some PVC and make two or three outputs.
 

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Or sell it to me :D
 

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Hoosier...
I'll...well, I'll Keep that in mind. :p
So with this much current flowing through the tank, I'm not going to need my Maxi-Jet 600 anymore... What do you "canister people" do for aeration. If you can't tell this will be my first canister so I'm trying to figure out all the details while I wait for shipping.
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I got very lucky on Ebay. I was very patient and only bid what I was willing to pay. I lost probably 7 or 8 bids on other FX5's before I found this one with 45 min left on the auction and 0 bids. I ended up being the only one who bid!
That did not include shipping and FX5's don't come with media either.
I also won a Fluval 405 the week before for $125 including shipping so that is going over to my brothers tank. It's actually my tank but I accidentaly got him hooked on the thing! :oops: :thumb:
 

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I'd say make a big custom spraybar that goes the entire length across the back of your tank. Point it slightly up towards the surface for agitation and your aeration is covered.

The UGJ idea is a good one also.
 

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I ran my FX5 on a 55 for a few months with no problems. I ran the intake on one side and the output in the opposite corner with one output aimed to the side and the other slightly towards the front glass and angled upwards to break the waters surface. As long as the water surface is agitated from one of the outputs, areration isn't an issue. I say run it at full force and it shouldn't be a problem. Usually I find most fish love the extra current. Great deal by the way. I'm looking for a few more myself.
 
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