finny finny
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fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #1
Is there much to choose between the two in any way? Apart from a hundred quid.

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Re: fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #2
Hmm think quality is the difference, Eheim are suppose to be the better make, although not used them myself have heard they are
finny finny
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Re: fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #3
Goldie, pretty much what I had decided as well, thanks though. I guess there's a reason for the hundred quid difference!


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Re: fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #4
Looks a good one and a well known name brand too I have a Rena external which is a very good filter but getting replacement media isnt as easy as for some of the others, so best go with the Ehiem

http://www.petsparade.co.uk/aquarium/filter-media/
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Re: fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #5
Eheim filters amazing, big company, and a well etablished company which means wehn you need parts you should be able to get them. Eheim every time for me
finny finny
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Re: fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #6
What about the "water change feature" on the fluval? Serious advantage or money making gadget??

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Re: fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #7
PFK has a review of external filters this month, the fluval has some very good features, but the eheim on test is a more basic one. I would go for size and ease of use. Fluval have served me well for years, but I don't know much about eheim.
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Re: fluval fx 5 Vs eheim pro 3 #8
i was going to change my external for a eheim but after reading the article in PFK i've decided to go for the fluval - media is easier for me to get hold of then any other as well - i take that into account as well as the filter.
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