Filtration for 50 gallon tank Help

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Jeffyjj, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. JeffyjjNew MemberMember

    I would like to have a canister filter for my 50 gallon tank housing an adult Red Devil Cichlid.I would like to purchase fluval fx 6 because of its advanced features.Will this over filter my aquarium.Please give me suggestions in selecting the canister filter.I have space only for one filter and I don't want Hob's or internal filters.
  2. millca

    millcaValued MemberMember

    I'm not familiar with that canister but a lot of us on Fishlore really like out SunSun canister filters which are very inexpensive on eBay and Amazon. I have the Sun Sun 304B filter for my 54G goldfish tank. Definitely worth comparing to Fluval.
  3. Rivieraneo

    RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Hi Jeffyjj, i usually recommend running a large HOB and canister in tandem. The FX6 is a great filter if you have a healthy budget, but an Aquatop or Sunsun canister filter would suffice in your 55 gallon tank. Since you only want a canister filter, I would recommend the larger model Aquatop or Sunsun canister filters.
  4. TankMaster25Valued MemberMember

    I highly recommend a Eheim canister filter, it costs very little and it does the best job. It will keep your tank at regular water parameters and wont over filter.
  5. Adam55

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    I've never said this before, but that's waaaaaay too much filter. An FX6 is rated for up to 400 gallons. It's a beast. It's also $350. The FX6 is a superb filter, but it's unnecessary on a 50.
  6. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I use the biggest SunSun (525 GPH) on my 40 breeder Jack Dempsey tank. Works great, and it was only 85 bucks! :)
  7. Dolfan

    DolfanFishlore VIPMember

    I also love the Sunsun canister filters. I have the HW-302 on my 40 gallon and it does a great job. Super quiet, tons of media space, and super cheap. It is rated for tanks up to 75 gallon, but I think a 50-55 would be ideal. Only cost me $50 US including shipping.

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