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65 Gallon Oscar Filtration 65 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Jonathan2028, May 17, 2019.

  1. Jonathan2028 Valued Member Member

    Im thinking about getting a 65 gallon tank and putting one Oscar in it. I know they are messy and require some good filtration. So I’m wondering if I got one 65 gallon biowheel hang on filter and another smaller filter (maybe 20 gallons) if that would be enough filtration for the Oscar or if anyone has better recommendations feel free

  2. Cichlidude Well Known Member Member

    For 65 gallons you will need about 520-650 gph. I would suggest a canister and a Hob that total that amount for best results. Canisters can sit for 3 months and the HOB can be cleaned once a month. Plenty to choose from.

  3. Jonathan2028 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks I’ll make sure to look into those
  4. Islandvic Well Known Member Member

    Oscar's grow 10-12" minimum.

    When young, they will grow at least 1" a month.

    As a juvenile, 1 large Penguin filter may work. As it grows, you will probably need a 2nd filter.

    Adding a 2nd filter rated for a 20 gallon tank will not do much at all.

    A 75g is 18" deep. I think 65g's are only 12" deep.

    Oscar would probably prefer a 75g, so it can turn around easier.
  5. Jonathan2028 Valued Member Member

    I wish I could get a 75 but my dad will only let me do 65 so that’s what I have to work with. And the tank I’m getting is 18.4 in L x 36.4 in W x 25 in H. Thanks for the information on the filters:)
  6. Islandvic Well Known Member Member

    If you 65g is 18.4" deep, then it should have enough room to turn around once full grown.
  7. Jonathan2028 Valued Member Member

    It is that deep and that is nice to hear