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Is an fx5 overkill in a 4ft tank?

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Hi All,

I have a 4ft tank with an old Jabao external filter which runs a bit rough, even stops for 5 seconds sometimes and then restarts!

I'm thinking an fx5 would be good, or is it a bit too much? Any thoughts?

Cheers.

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I was under the impression that there was no such thing as a filter being "too much", as long as the flow isn't too hard/fast for the fish (don't blast them across the tank without their consent).

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Not at all.. I had an FX5 on my 6x2x2 and still had to use a wave maker to get things moving around. The Fluval FX5/6 are awesome filters. Would recommend for 4ft+ tanks any day of the week.

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Waste of money though, what size 4 foot, an fx5 is overkill for anything but a 4x2x2, if you are thinking of upgrading go for it though. A 406, is more than enough for a 4x18x18

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No worries guys, thanks for your input. It's 4x2x2 and usually only has a few striped dollars and some clown loaches. It's mainly used as a spare tank to grow out peacock bass. I'll add an fx5 for sure.

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