Fluval 406 on a 55 gallon

fishingman001

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Is a fluval 406 on a 55 gallon aquarium too much filtration or should I just go with a 306? I was planning to upgrade to a 75 gallon down the road but that won't be for a couple years.
 

krazyone2006

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I have a 405 on a 55 gallon but I made a spraybar to take the outake flow down and it works awsome I love it
 
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fishingman001

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Is there a site that explains how to make a spraybar?
 

JRC3

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Fluval 403/4/5/6 for any 55 gallon is perfect with regular output diffuser or spraybar. I run both for those filters in different tanks...What do you plan to keep in your said 55g?
 

troyvsc

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Spray bar is really simple. All you need is a foot of 1/2" PVC, 1/2" end cap, 1/2" elbow. Drill holes starting small 1 inch apart length of pvc. If the flow is too much drill bigger holes till you get desired flow. The pvc elbow hooks right up to the piping. A couple of heater suctions cups to hold it in place and you are all set and only out a couple of bucks. PS you do not need to glue anything

DIYfishkeepers has a great how to video that does a better job explaining it.

Here is a pic of mine. I am running a 306 on a 40B and it is just fine and it is nice knowing you have that extra filtration going.
 

JRC3

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Here's a pic of my 1/2" pvc rim-connrctor leading to my stock Fluval spary bar on my 75g.


These stock (grey colored) spraybars can still be found online for like $15. They are too easy to DYI build though.

There is another 404 tubes on both ends/cprners of the tank.
 

troyvsc

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JRC3 said:
Here's a pic of my 1/2" pvc rim-connrctor leading to my stock Fluval spary bar on my 75g.


These stock (grey colored) spraybars can still be found online for like $15. They are too easy to DYI build though.

There is another 404 tubes on both ends/cprners of the tank.
For some reason had a hard time finding the spray bar for sale as they took it out of all the online pet stores..
 

JRC3

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troyvsc said:
For some reason had a hard time finding the spray bar for sale as they took it out of all the online pet stores..
I will admit I haven't looked in a while. Looks like many online stores show them discontinued. I do see many in the UK so I wonder if Hagan quit selling them in the US.


Oh well they are extremely cheap to build and can be painted with Krylon Fusion spay if desired.
 

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