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    Question filtration in 55gal

    I have a new 55 gallon setup, and the filter on it is currently just an emperor 400. The tank has 4 keyholes, 1 pink con, 1 blackbelt, 1 turquiose severum and some dithers. Is the emperor 400 enough for that size tank/that many fish?

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    Add a Magnum 350 and you'll be set. That 400 is the best HOB filter on the market IMHO, but it does need help.

    Matt

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    I have a filstar 3x canister and a 300 acuclear HOB and am very happy with results--but listen to Matt he knows his stuff. LOL

    Mike

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    alright- thanks!
    55gal- 1x Banded Severum
    1x Chocolate (Temporalis)
    1x Firemouth
    1x Spotted Raphael
    4x Silver Dollar

    45gal- 1x Gold Severum
    1x Firemouth
    1x Pleco
    4x Giant Danio
    4x Buenos Aires Tetra

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    Originally posted by ticman
    I have a filstar 3x canister and a 300 acuclear HOB and am very happy with results--but listen to Matt he knows his stuff. LOL

    Mike



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    You could just add another Emperor too.

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    Originally posted by chc
    You could just add another Emperor too.
    True...it would be cheaper than the magnum too. I suggested the magnum to add more lower tank water movement.

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    Good point........ I usually add a power head or two for that, but the Magnum could handle those duties too.

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    thanks for the advice- i think i'm going to go with an emperor and a slightly smaller penguin or twin emperors.
    55gal- 1x Banded Severum
    1x Chocolate (Temporalis)
    1x Firemouth
    1x Spotted Raphael
    4x Silver Dollar

    45gal- 1x Gold Severum
    1x Firemouth
    1x Pleco
    4x Giant Danio
    4x Buenos Aires Tetra

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    i likw penguins.
    a 170 and a 125 will do the trick
    after many transitions i sit as follows
    6 various size frontosas, 3 blue moori, 1 green severum, 2 red devils, 1 midas, 1 jack dempsey, 1 texas, 1 clown loach, 1 botias loach...........
    Gasp---all in the same tank----Gasp

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