55 gallon...

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Shortfuuzze, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. ShortfuuzzeValued MemberMember

    Recently aquired a 55 gallon tank...will slowly be buying new equipment over the new few weeks to get the new tank set up. Right now I have an angelfish and some tetras that will be moving from a 26 bow to the 55.

    My question is....does anyone recommend the fluval 306?? I currently have 2 hob filters and love them but I've heard cannister filters get the water cleaner and clearer, I figure it being a larger tank the cannister is the way to go.

    Please weigh in.......also I was thinking of going with sand for the substrate in the 55

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  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes the Fluval 306 is excellent for a 55'gallon. I believe sparkles22 has it for her 55. I have the 406 for my 75 gallon and the water is shining. Tons of room to put filter media and you can't even hearing it running. Also have a 206 for a 40 gallon.

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  3. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I have sand in my 55 gal and I love it! Super easy to clean, it looks so nice, and my cory cats love it!
  4. TracyLeeAnneValued MemberMember

    I agree with Dom90, I have the same on my 65 gallon and am super happy with it, the quality is great and have had no trouble.

    And I have always enjoyed sand a bit more, and my plants seem to do better. But it does depend on the type of fish too... it always comes back to that, doesn't it?
  5. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I don't know of any fish that prefer gravel instead of sand, though many prefer sand over gravel. Are there any that prefer gravel?
  6. TracyLeeAnneValued MemberMember

    @TexasDormer... Oh, then you're overdue to meet a Betta! Though they're not appropriate for a 55g!

    And I think gravel is easier to clean, IMHO of course :)
  7. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Good to know! Maybe I should revise... I don't know of any that prefer gravel that would do well in a 55g community :)

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