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I am considering the purchase of a Fluval FX5 for my 150 gallon aquaruim.

This appears to be a strong filter. Will I have trouble with the intake strainer sucking up small fish like cardinal tetras?
 

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ive had some neons an other small fish get sucked on to the intake but it is very rare! i have seen sleeping fish get near it and sucked into it but it still was able to swim away but this is a very rare thing only seen it a couple of times over years an years of doing this. nothing i would be worried about at all.
 

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The reason the strainer is so large is so that it won't get clogged, and there isn't that strong of a "suck" to it. Should have no issues at all. GREAT filter, I've got 2, and my buddy got 2 for his 150g and his dad has 2 on his now as well.

Adam
 
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