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Something to compete with the Fluval FX6?


Ming Trading says this is coming to North America in July 2019.



Supposedly you can get it on aliexpress for $500.





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Something to compete with the Fluval FX6?


Ming Trading says this is coming to North America in July 2019.



Supposedly you can get it on aliexpress for $500.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NhhKEh1cc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOfwrniRKyQ
Woah, $500? That's a bit much, even if it is a direct FX6 competitor. But, it does look pretty good...aside from the ribbed hosing. That's one of Fluval's mistakes, imo, and it hurts to see others making the same mistake now.


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Got to agree that ribbed tubing makes it out for me but then there is also a different problem coming on all the things we normally get from China. At $500 now, that will quickly go to $625, once the new tariffs are in place! It's one of the big lies that China is paying the new tax!
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I just checked Aliexpress and it is $506 with free shipping but it takes 38 days on average to get to USA and they tell you to buy an additional power converter for 110v 50hz countries because it runs at 220v/240v 50hz.



The baskets are designed for sponge in the basket, not wrapped around like the Fluval FX series.


It is 38cm diameter at the clamp and 55cm tall after attaching the disconnects. Watch the second video to get an idea of how big it is.



https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...sunsun+hw-5000
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I only have a fx6 because it was on sale for like $190... even then I was reluctant, if I'm spending 500+ on a filter it's going to be a sump :/
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Got to agree that ribbed tubing makes it out for me but then there is also a different problem coming on all the things we normally get from China. At $500 now, that will quickly go to $625, once the new tariffs are in place! It's one of the big lies that China is paying the new tax!
Plus it's nearly $200 more than the FX6's standard price, let alone sale price.

I will say that the 3000 model looks good, and I've seen it on eBay for I think about $120-$130 which isn't terrible, with adjustable flow and non-ribbed hosing.


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[QUOTE=Cambrian Creature;11206851]I just checked Aliexpress and it is $506 with free shipping but it takes 38 days on average to get to USA and they tell you to buy an additional power converter for 110v 50hz countries because it runs at 220v/240v 50hz.



May be jumping at shadows or it may be a simple misprint, but those of us in the US want to use 110 volt at 60 Hertz rather than 50? Might work okay but not one that I would want to buy as it would change the speed of the impeller and that means different flow.
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