Habitat - Indoor :: Filter on 120 gallon tank

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:27 pm   Filter on 120 gallon tank

Hello. I'm getting a new tank for my turtle and was wondering if the Fluval FX6 is overkill on a 120 gal tank or will it be fine? It says it can do 400 gallons and right now it's cheaper than the FX4 at my Petsmart. Thanks :msgreen:
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:42 pm   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

I used one of mine on a 40 gallon breeder tank. It was just fine. I also use 2 on my 300 gallon tank. It's a great filter.
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:46 pm   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

Those gallon ratings are for tanks filled with fish. Turtles produce lots more waste than fish. I'd say something like an FX6 is what you need to have for a 120 gallon tank. I ran one on a 55 gallon until I upgraded the tank to a 150.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:02 am   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

Thanks. It's a good deal so I'll definitely have to buy it before the sale is over. I can't wait to see how my turtle will react to so much room. She likes getting under the filter so maybe I can get her a cave to hide in sometimes since the tank will have plenty of room. :)
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:29 pm   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

Where is the sale? There was a pretty good Black Friday deal that a few of us scored on. Plus, you get the new model of the FX6, visit the Fulval site for a free gravel vacuum attachment (plus s/h).
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:41 pm   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

http://www.petsmart.com/fish/supplies/a ... gid=300013
I got the tank for $425 because of the 10% off. The FX6 was $229 with the 10% at check out. Helped pay for all the taxes which was nice. I hope my turtle likes it because she's never had so much room before. :o
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:40 am   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

Ohhh, nice! Good deals all around, I'm sure she'll love it!
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:06 pm   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

Thinking about upgrading my tank to something of this similar size for my RES. Where could I get the best deals on tanks of this size besides major companies like Petco/PetSmart?
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:12 am   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

You might want to see if local stores might match the pricing, but it would be pretty difficult on something larger than 55 gallons. Best best is to find a used tank. Large glass tanks hold their value pretty well, and as long as there are no cracks, easy to clean up and prepare for turtle use..
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:54 pm   Re: Filter on 120 gallon tank

PETCO will do, i think quarterly, sales on fish tanks that are a dollar a gallon. that's the time to buy..
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