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New 75 gallon tank. Fx4 or Fx6???

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Ok so I posted a couple days ago about getting a fx4 for $199 for my new 75gallon. After purchasing I was sent a 25% off coupon from a buddy and told it would work so I tried it on a fx6 that was already on sale and got it for $186!!! SO HERE LYES THE QUESTIONs. Should I use the fx6 on the 75 and return the fx4? Keep the fx4 for the 75 and keep the fx6 for a larger tank in the future? Would a fx6 be to much flow for a planted 75? I know I could get the flow manageable on the fx4 but would it even be possible on the fx6? All input is extremely valuable and appreciated! Thanks
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Ok so I posted a couple days ago about getting a fx4 for $199 for my new 75gallon. After purchasing I was sent a 25% off coupon from a buddy and told it would work so I tried it on a fx6 that was already on sale and got it for $186!!! SO HERE LYES THE QUESTIONs. Should I use the fx6 on the 75 and return the fx4? Keep the fx4 for the 75 and keep the fx6 for a larger tank in the future? Would a fx6 be to much flow for a planted 75? I know I could get the flow manageable on the fx4 but would it even be possible on the fx6? All input is extremely valuable and appreciated! Thanks
FWIW, I am running a FX4 on my 75g and in my opinion, it has plenty of flow. Output to tank is in the back right upper corner. Intake is in the same corner, down low. I can see the plants move a little in the front left corner as the water swirls around on it's way back to the intake.
 

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I’m about 6 months into my first 37 gallon lightly planted tank and this is my upgrade from that. This is my first canister filter and my only experience with plants is root tabs. Don’t even know what a reactor is but these are the things I need to know because I’m really into the plant aspect and my current tank is just now getting to the point where root tabs aren’t enough and have to start figuring out a healthy, effective plant setup. That is what the 75 build is going to be based around the effective setup for a heavily planted aquarium. Will a reactor effect my decision of fx4 vs fx6?
Should not. I have a reactor on my FX4
Cerges reactor, Flowmeter, FX4
 
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