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Cichlid Pete

Filtration for a 6x2x2.5

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Hi Guys,

I’m after some advice on adding another FX6 to my 6x2x2.5ft display tank.

I currently have 1 FX6 which is plumbed through the base of the tank. Both the inlet and outlet are 1 foot from either end.

I was thinking of using both of the existing holes drilled in the base of the tank as the inlets and coming over the top with outlets at either end.

My question is, how do I have the outlets positioned to effectively circulate the water.

The main reason for adding the filter is to remove the air pump and add more filtration as the fish grow.

Any advice would be appreciated.




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I would never remove air as it's an extremely good backup and easy to visually check it's on. That's just my opinion though. 

Why don't you add some powerheads to boost the internal circulation. No other canister and extra maintenance required. 

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Thanks fishdance.

I was hoping to get rid of the air bubbles as I like the look of a more natural tank.

I also thought with the growing larger an extra filter would help with the water quality.



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