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Old 07-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #21
 
more is better?

Would you add additional different tetras for more color and variety (blue, lemon) or could any rainbows work in this mix? I like to plan this more or less in advance, before a visit to the LFS, and so I add fish in a planned manner as mentioned. Like otos and corys to start on algae, then tetras and cardinals before the angels, then small angels, cichlids last.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:38 PM   #22
 
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Fx6 has 2 nozzles that can be pointed absolutely almost any different direction to direct the flow appropriately . Not too many fish are actually in need of the slow waters we provide . There's a few but not a lot.. And none mentioned here yet. It's a beast of a filter, I'll not lie but I can't say it's too much for a 75.. In fact I think it's great (same as the mentioned eheim) . My angels actually laid eggs on it's intake within 6hrs of meeting it haha.. No lie !

You can do a pair or a trio safely of angels .. You can luck out and do more but that's up to you. Truthfully I feel they'll be at least a little aggressive one they mate even in a gigantic tank.

Start slow on stocking your tank . You never know what may catch your fancy if you give it all enough time to soak in. Not a lot of schools of rainbows will be happy in 75g. However a bunch if threadfin rainbows may look great .. They are small enough just remember if you get them to add micro pellets to the foods you feed as they have small mouths

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:41 PM   #23
 
How is it to maintain? My old school Fluval on a reef tank centuries ago was a nightmare. Does the self prime work? Can you actually move the beast to empty and clean impeller? Any leaks? Would you buy it again!!?? Seriously, I have ove ranalzed between the Fluval and Eheim for weeks (they are expensive after all)!
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:47 PM   #24
 
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Okay, ya i was just wondering that. Cories dont eat algae, the otos I would add them almost last, unless you have algae growing now. Ya add the angels last.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:53 PM   #25
 
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How is it to maintain? My old school Fluval on a reef tank centuries ago was a nightmare. Does the self prime work? Can you actually move the beast to empty and clean impeller? Any leaks? Would you buy it again!!?? Seriously, I have ove ranalzed between the Fluval and Eheim for weeks (they are expensive after all)!

I've really wanted the eheim pro and when I bought the fx6 that was the only other filter I was considering . I can't offer a proper personal account comparison however I adore the fx6 and would 100% buy it again .. It's a learning curve and set up is different then others ... But yes.. The beast is self priming .. Actually a really cool self priming mechanism .. It has maybe a 5-10mn routine to prime itself ! You do however want to already have a few gallons in the bottom before you let it self prime.. It probably holds 5 gallons so that's not much. No leaks and I anticipate none .. I've seen the darn API filstars and all the owners (oh sorry , 75% of the owners dealing with all the problems you mention .. My filstars.. Both!.. Included) . Accessing the parts and moving seems very easy .


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Old 07-16-2014, 08:12 PM   #26
 
Just wondering if the angels are more trouble than they are worth and maybe the threadfins would be just as nice as a specimen focal point fish? I know people get hooked on angels; my LFS has locally bred. Or I am missing another nice focal point fish to counter balance a huge school of tetras?
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:20 PM   #27
 
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A pair of angels would work perfectly. I think thethreadfins will be to small as a centerpiece fish.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM   #28
 
Gold or blue gourami?
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #29
 
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Those gouramis can be mean, some worse than angels. Especially if you are going to have peaceful fish like cardinals. I nice group of pearls 1 or 2 males and 3 or 4 females would be really nice though.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:52 PM   #30
 
Gourami are community fish. When kept in appropriate sized tanks, they do no harm.
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