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    Comment by 'chrt396' in media 'Still working on filling her up with plants!'

    Biizaliz3...is that a fish diving head first into wall tower? Or is that a decoration! What timing!!! Also is this a newer picture of the tank you posted a month or two ago? The plants look really nice in this photo.
  2. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    mferbeyre There are endless posts on filtration on the internet...but here is just one post that the Moderator thought should be a "Sticky". There are endless posts on this topic. Filtration as it states in the post is KEY! The budget dictates what we can do some times...
  3. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    125 gallon tank with African Cichlids...creates a lot of waste. 563gph is what the FX-6 does...at full power with clean filters. Once it starts getting dirty, that flow will drop substantially. I really dont know what equation you use for filtration, but at 5 X 125 which would equal 625gph..the...
  4. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    I believe that is the Demosani or it could be a mandi Dolphin...but more than like a Demosani The FX-6 is 563 GPH. The pump can pump 925...but in filtering, the specs are at 563 with no obstruction. (dirty filters) If it were 925....that would be wonderful...but.it is not. In most...
  5. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    One FX6 would be light on filtration for a 125 gallon. I agree that adding a 110 would be best to add not only for circulation but extra filtration. . They are 500gph, Perfect! The reason that I suggested a canister is for LOOKS only to keep the tank clean of am apparatus hanging on the tank...
  6. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    One is not sufficient for a 125 gallon tank of cichlids. I would strongly disagree with that comment. Please support your beliefs instead of a one liner statement.
  7. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    Some will say that it is flat wrong to mix species. Some do..like me..and have had no ill effects by doing so..and my fish are pretty darn big at this time. NO harassing..no fights...just breeding among the Mbunas. BUT..you need to be aware of adult sizes and temperaments.. The diets are...
  8. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    What you have will suffice. It just isn't the most efficient. You can set up what you have...cycle the tank...and let the FX-6 establish some bacteria..then when funds permit...add an additional one. You'll make it..as well as your fish throughout this time..but you'll need to change the...
  9. Clean The Inside of My Python?

    Vinegar is great for removing calcium deposits off the edge of tanks and the like. Taking the hose and filling with hot water..and running a towel through the hose works well..and no chemicals are introduced. I suppose bleach could work,,,but I;d be somewhat afraid of the plastic tubing...
  10. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    I laugh sometimes! Africans are pretty messy fish! They require extra filtration that many smaller run of the mill species do not. I can clean the sand on my 150 gallon AC tank and 20 minutes later..it has debris all over it. Therefore...are the funds available for an additional FX-6? That would...
  11. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    What will you be stocking in your 125 gallon? What are your long term plans for the tank? I dont want to just flip out my suggestions without knowing a little of what you are trying to stock and accomplish! You could go with two larger canisters..which would look cleaner inside the tank. You could...
  12. Multiple filters in new 125 gallon

    The GPH on a canister should be at least 5 times the tank size..so 125x5 = 625gph. The Fluval does 563. The Emperor 400 does 400. A HOB filter should filter water 8 times. You would be bare minimum in filtration...most assuredly not over filtered. It also depends on the stock you put in the...
  13. Clean The Inside of My Python?

    you cold take fish line..attached to a small lead weight...drop it through the tube to the other side..attach it to a tube brush and pull it through! You may have to chop off the handle og the brush though. You could also tie a small piece of paper towel to the end of the fish line.
  14. opinions on Fluval Aquasky

    This is the Current Satellite model that I have. https://current-usa.com/aquarium-led-lights/satellite-led-fixtures/satellite-led-pro/ Finnex puts out some great light..but their warranty is horrible. I had one go out..but when I called the warranty claims division, some guy stated it was...
  15. opinions on Fluval Aquasky

    You can program its starting and ending time only. It is NOT fully customization. I have two lights on my 90 gallon. A 48' Aquasky and a 48" Current Satellite. They are both acceptable in the lighting aspect..but I run both for better plant life. One however will put out enough light for a...




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