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PostSubject: Fx-5   Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:26 pm

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I am now happy to say that after about of month of research and asking around that i have bought my 1st ever canister filter. THE FLUVAL FX-5. I saw it being sold on Amazon for $229 brand new and with free shipping. i had to jump on that price. i will be placing it on my 180 gal. with 2 Emperor 400's. So for all my other FX-5 Lovers, tell me what are the best media to place in the baskets???

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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:18 pm

cheers LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL TODAY!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:31 pm

LOL I bet you got it running already!
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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:32 pm

Woohoo! Let the fun begin!
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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:15 pm

Crying or Very sad No not yet. When I can home from giving the boys their hair cut it was time to go out for dinner. And I still need to make a trip out to the store to get the media. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:07 pm

Congrats on the new filter, koolaid! I remember how excited Brian was when he got his, he made me watch the video with him lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:47 am

As of 2am I put together and started up the FX5. Wow!!!!! I can't believe how quite the filter really is.... I filled the bottom 2 baskets with some lava rocks that i got at a local quarry. for now i put 2 bags of carbon and a polisher filter. (i did want to put a bag or two of Seachem Purigen 100ml, but they didnt have any at the time.) And you are right flippercon those valves are really tight. (Too Tight) I put the black background on, the filter has been running for 45 min. now and it is really nice. I even took out the two power heads i was running to get more movement in the water. THE FX5 IS EVERYTHING I WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE...... ThumbsUp ThumbsUp ThumbsUp

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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:47 am

Did you think it died right after you started it up? I did! I didn't watch the video until after I set it up. When it turned off I thought it died. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:06 am

Their a beast arn't they!
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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:15 am

You'd think because of the size it would be loud, but it isn't - quiet as can be.

Flip, I remember when I first set mine up and it turned off, and I thought it died too! That's a great feature it has to allow air to accumulate at the top and expel it when it turns back on. I've had mine for 3 years and so far have not had a single issue with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:04 pm

Flippercon wrote:
Did you think it died right after you started it up? I did! I didn't watch the video until after I set it up. When it turned off I thought it died. lol!

Naw I looked at the video like 3 times. But i was surprised at how much air it pushed up. I thought i was going to wake the whole house up.

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Their a beast arn't they!

Yes they are!!!!! I am an FX5 man 4 LIFE!!!!!

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You'd think because of the size it would be loud, but it isn't - quiet as can be.

Flip, I remember when I first set mine up and it turned off, and I thought it died too! That's a great feature it has to allow air to accumulate at the top and expel it when it turns back on. I've had mine for 3 years and so far have not had a single issue with it.

I still can't believe its so quiet. I have a bubble maker in a 10 gallon tank and it makes more noise. My 2 emperor 400's make more noise then the FX5. I am soooo glad that i listen to Flippercon's advise. THANKS BUDDY!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:16 pm

Now to get your spray bar built Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Fx-5   Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:24 pm

ThumbsUp you know it!!!!

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