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Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

Post by astrid37 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi All,
I recently got a great deal on a 125g and am going to do a heavily planted tank with a group of 5-7 t. schoutedeni and corys. I am trying to decide between a Fluval FX5, FX6, or Eheim 2262 for filtration. Thoughts on which I should go with? I have to say, the Eheim is so much more expensive than the Fluvals, I am not sure what to think. Thanks!

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Re: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

Post by eieio » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:01 am

I've used Fluval Canister filters for decades until the last one that I bought (design change from previous model).
The redesign is pure garbage, as is their customer service.
Though it's a different model design than the ones you're considering, it soured me on the whole brand.
I'd look toward the Eheim.
If I'm not mistaken, Pufferpunk recommends them too.
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Re: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

Post by astrid37 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Thanks so much for your reply. That is great feedback. I needed the nudge-think I'm going to push the button today and get the Eheim! Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience recently with Fluval. I hope they were able to fix it...

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Re: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

Post by eieio » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:27 pm

astrid37 wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Thanks so much for your reply. That is great feedback. I needed the nudge-think I'm going to push the button today and get the Eheim! Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience recently with Fluval. I hope they were able to fix it...
they really weren't able to fix it (though they tried-unsucessfully), as it's a design flaw in the re-design.
their continuous denial of the problem was what soured me on the brand - never again.
a shame too, as the two older ones I use are at least 10 years old, running continuously since new without any problems.
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Re: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:16 am

I have been using Eheims for 40 years. Some are still in service!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

Post by astrid37 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:10 pm

That's pretty fantastic! Glad I went with the Eheim. It came today, and I'm practically giddy.

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