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Trippy
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« on: July 20, 2011, 01:26:02 PM »
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I currently have a 30g and am upgrading today to a 55g! I have a filter on it that is good for tanks up to 50 gallons. Will that be adequate for the 55g tank or do yall think I should go ahead and put an extra little filter on there? I have a small 10g underwater filter I use as a supplement filter sometimes I can stick in there with it.
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fantailer
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 05:41:09 AM »
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You should use the extra filter.
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Nossie
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 10:14:45 AM »
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Don't bother adding an undergravel filter for such a big tank, it won't make a difference Tongue
Now, I'd buy an external canister filter to use along with the one you have! That would allow for lots of space inside the tank while still add to the filtration power Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 05:10:19 AM »
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Oh okay! Smiley
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Trippy
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 10:35:07 AM »
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Noo I didn't mean I have an under GRAVEL filter. What a pain that would be. I have an extra SUBMERSIBLE filter for a 10 gallon. I will put that in there on the side to back up the 50 gallon filter. Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 03:02:58 AM »
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My bad, I misread "underWATER" as "underGRAVEL" Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 04:57:35 PM »
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yeah, i agree with nossie on the canister filter. better to OVER-filter than under!
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Ron H
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 07:04:43 PM »
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run both until you have the $ to get a better one...
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 09:26:03 AM »
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When you do get ready to buy a good all in one filter for that 55...

Want a cheap high output canister filter?
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$60 for 500 gph! But it may take some modding to make it a fully functional filtration unit. I can always tell you how if you need to know.

I have never used one but I have done some homework on them. One thing to remember is when putting the lid on, push it all the way down and then tighten the fasteners in a star pattern, and don't over tighten. I have read about some people tightening them too much and cracking the lids.

Out of everything on the market today I would recommend the Aquatop canisters highest. They are cheap, well made, feature packed, very strong, super quiet and cheap to maintain.
The CF-500 (the biggest) does 525 gph, has a UV sterilizer, surface extractor, reusable filter pads and huge bio media baskets.
Yes, I do have one of these, and I am very happy with it.
You can get the CF-500 on Amazon for $98 w/ free shipping.
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