55 Hob Advice

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by 1fish2fishnewfish, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. 1fish2fishnewfishNew MemberMember

    I have a 55 gallon that’s my main community tank currently I have 2 aqueon 50s and a aqueon 20 and a large dual sponge filter . I would like to go down to 1 single filter that can handle the tank will a aquaclear 110 do the job of all 3 hobs or something else? also very densely planted tank.

    Stock (if you want to know):
    10 corys
    5 banjos
    1 Raphael
    5 otos
    5 Khulis
    10 rasboras
    3 Madagascar rainbows
    2 abilno bristlenose plecos
    3 female betas
    Bamboo and rcs

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  2. RaizinhellValued MemberMember

    Just look at the rating of the filter. It will say how gallons per hour filtered and do some basic math to figure it out
  3. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    I have aquaclear 70's for my 55's but wish i would of gone with the 110's. I have an ac 110 on my 75 and have never found a need for extra filtration beyond that even when it was properly stocked.
    SIde question. How in the world did you get away with just 3 bettas? Mine just wanted to fight till i added more. Lol
  4. 1fish2fishnewfishNew MemberMember

    Maybe it’s all the plants and hornwort but they don’t pay any attention to 1 another ‍♂️ But you think a single 110 would suffice instead of the 3
  5. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    It should. At different times i have had the need to add some kind of wavemaker/circulation pump to help move more water around in the tank since i had dirty fish but you shouldn't have that issue with your stocking.

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