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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.

Thanks

Peter

 

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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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I would put both of the outlets in one corner facing length ways and put a wave maker in the opposite corner facing length ways also, trying to create a somewhat circular flow in the tank. All facing up for agitation. 

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Thanks mate.

I recently added another FX6 with the outlets at one end and the intakes at the other.

Seems to be working well so far.

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So one outlet over the top and the other outlet through the base at the same side of the tank? The intakes the same at the other end?

Ive got a similar setup with 2 canisters, although ive got 4 holes plumbed through the base. In and out at one end of the tank and same on the other side. I’ve kept the pipes low in the tank so they are not so visible. 

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That's right mate.

I didn't really want to go over the top, but it doesn't look to bad. I have a black background and have used black poly fittings and pipe.

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I think canisters work best when inlet and outlet access the tank over the top

Drilling holes in the base of the tank create a weakness where water pressure is greatest....any failure of those holes/fitting or canister would lead to the tank draining

I agree with fish dance re keeping aeration.

Extra canister wont increase water quality unless it is chemical filtration and that's not Good to do full time.

Water Quality is best improved by gravel vac and increasing frequency of water changes....

Just my opinion....;)

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