Noob needs 55 gallon filtration advice.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WillyWolf, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. WillyWolfNew MemberMember

    So I'm SLOWLY starting a tank. I've done plenty of research and know that you need at least 8 - 10 times the filtration.

    So my first question is should I get 2 penguin 350's or 1 canister filter. I read that with canister filter it doesn't have to be 8 - 10 times.

    Last question if I do go the 2 penguin route should I mount them on opposite sides of the tank, or side by side.

    I am setting up this aquarium slowly getting equipment here and there and I want suggestions from advance hobbyists.
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I would go with a canister filter, the penguin filters are less than reliable. With canister you need only about 5-6x GPH. For your tank size, I recommend the Fluval 306. I am running the 406 on my 75 and the 206 on my 40 and have to say they are great filters.

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  3. WillyWolfNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the reply, I've been actually looking at that Fluval 306. I'll go the Fluval route.
  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Definitely a good choice, you won't be disappointed.

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