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I haven't used a canister before and just wondering if it matters if all the fish poo gets sucked into my fx5?

Am I better off raising the inlet up off the bottom and syphoning the poo away with a hose?

Cheers Ryan

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Run your inlet through a sponge filter, that is what I do. That way you clean the sponges every two weeks and your canister will stay much cleaner. If you don't clean every two weeks or so, your flow rate will start to steadily drop.

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How big is the tank and how many fish are in there. I keep my inlet about 4 to 5 inch of the bottom of my 5x2x2 tank, mostly because I have fine white sand mixed in the crushed coral and don't need any of that to be sucked up into my fx5... I don't have a lot of fish really, mostly 15-20cm frontosa's and a few other types and the filter handles their waste easy as.. But yeah as Lictoga said kinda meant 2..

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FX5 eats poo, loves it.

I just let mine go hey.

Clean them every few months or so.

Maybe clean it after a month and see how dirty it is?

That way you can decide how often you need to clean it.

But yea the beauty of the fx5 is how long it can suck up heaps of poo before you need to clean it.

2 fish 1 canister style

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