Is this enough filtration?

carsonsgjs

Sounds like that should be plenty of filtration. What is your complete stock?
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

What all do you have?
 
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mikki080

Convicts, Jack Dempseys, bluegill, corydoras, golden wonder killifish. They’re all still small (2 inches) and do plan on moving up to the 125 gallon beast that’s in storage currently. At that point I’ll revisit the filtration.
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

How many of each?
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

They should be fine. That should be enough filtration for now.
 
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RayClem

I consider an Aquaclear 110 to be an ideal filter for a 55 gallon tank. I also recommend having two filters so one can be cleaned while the other remains untouched. That keeps your biofilter going strong. With two AC110s, you have that covered nicely.

I use an AC110 and an Aqueon 75 in my 55 gallon tank. However, I also have an undergravel filter. That may be overkill, but my tank has been overtaken by platys that multiply constantly.

Some 125 gallon tanks have internal overflows designed to be used with a sump. That is ideal. If it is not equipped for a sump, you can still use a sump by getting an overflow box. However, you could also run the tank by reusing your two AC110 filters and then consider adding a canister filter when finances permit. Due to the length of a 125 gallon tank, three filters would be even better than two to insure adequate circulation.
 
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mikki080

Another question on my fish this time. i bought them from petco thinking they were all convicts. I requested 6 convicts and that’s it; got them home and realized there were different species in the bag. I guess they’re Jack Dempseys… I truthfully don’t know for sure. I’ve tried getting them out of the tank to return to the store but they’re sooooo fast!!! I’ve tried multiple times and have given up hopes of trying to catch them. What do you think… Jack dempsey or Texas or something else? And the convicts… one male one female?
 

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carsonsgjs

Another question on my fish this time. i bought them from petco thinking they were all convicts. I requested 6 convicts and that’s it; got them home and realized there were different species in the bag. I guess they’re Jack Dempseys… I truthfully don’t know for sure. I’ve tried getting them out of the tank to return to the store but they’re sooooo fast!!! I’ve tried multiple times and have given up hopes of trying to catch them. What do you think… Jack dempsey or Texas or something else? And the convicts… one male one female?
Yep, they look like jack dempseys to me.
 
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A201

I ran two AC 110's on my heavily stocked 120 gal. for many years. Great filtration, but noisy.
2x AC 110's are by far more than enough filtration for a 55 gal.
Btw, the mystery fish look to be Jack Dempseys.
 
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RayClem

I once had an albino (pink) convict cichlid. It is one of the more aggressive/territorial fish I have ever owned. I had to keep it in a tank by itself so it would not attack other fish. I cannot imagine a tank containing six adults unless it was a really big tank.

I have had a number of Jack Dempseys over the years. However, I never attempted to have more than one at a time. They are one of my favorite fish.
 
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A201

It's been my experience that two adult male JD's in the same tank will result in territorial fights & likely the death of the weaker one.
I've kept JD's in tanks as large as 120 gal. Coexisting in bigger tanks might be possible.
 
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