03-11-2009, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyD44
Aqueon 55 filters can pump up to 55 Gallons. You always want to make sure that you almost "over filtering your tank". the other problem is with only one pump that pumps up to a 55G is that if it's on one side, it's difficult to circulate the other side of the tank.
here are some options:
- You could throw a similar filter, maybe something not quite as big on the other side to help with circulation.
- You could buy a powerhead to help with circulation
- Get two smaller pumps which equal the size of one big one. i.e.: Get (2) Emperor 200's on either side to get the power of (1) Emperor 400.
As for your heater, 200W will be ok. That can handle a 55G. but again, without cirulation to the otherside your tank may be a little bit cooler on one side than the other
Does aeration help? I have a bubble wall that spans the length of the tank as well as a aeration stone. Out of two of the options you listed which one would be best, the powerhead or adding a smaller filter on the other side?