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Jay Ack 09-28-2008 01:59 PM

best filter for 100 gal tank
what filter would be the fest for a 100 gallon tank. i havent decided yet if its going to be fresh water or salt.

Tyyrlym 09-28-2008 02:01 PM

Fresh or salt kind of matters a lot.

A whole lot.

Kinda like that's the first thing you need to decide, then you can pick a filter.

Gump 10-08-2008 01:47 AM

I use a FX5 for my 100 fresh.

aunt kymmie 10-08-2008 10:22 AM

That is one pricey filter. Seems like it would also work well on a 200 gal??

Tyyrlym 10-08-2008 10:35 AM

That's also overkill on a 100 gallon aquarium. I'd do well on a 200 but I've heard conflicting reports about the filter. Lots of reports of leaks.

And again, it matters greatly whether we're talking salt or fresh and what type of fish so until we get that info its hard to recommend anything.

iamntbatman 10-08-2008 12:46 PM

Also, from what I've heard people don't really like that filter. A lot of people say that the flow rate is much too high considering the volume of media in the filter, which reduces its effectiveness. You could almost pay for three Magnums for the price of one FX5 and I believe you'd get better filtration.

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