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post #1 of 7 Old 06-21-2013, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Filters for 55 gallon

Would it be better to run two 55 gallon whisper systems in my 55 gallon or 1 cascade 1000 canister filter which filters 100 gallons?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-21-2013, 03:26 PM
There is only so much that can be said without knowing your stock. Some advice though, Tetra filters are very low quality and can develop a bad rattle over time. If you are going to look into getting an HOB look for something higher quality.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 03:51 PM
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True, we need to know the intended fish. But having read your other threads on the 55g, I will jump the gun and assume this is intended for angelfish and shoals of tetra and corys. So a canister rated to a 55g would be better in my view. You will also have plants, floating and perhaps substrate-rooted, no doubt.

I am not familiar with the canister mentioned.

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 04:33 PM
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The canister (pretty much no matter the make) allows more options in water outflow, the HOB really only has one, "waterfall", although it can be baffled if needed, sort of. Canisters will generally last longer than HOB as well, for various reasons some having to do with design.

I use a DIY spraybar mounted vertically... but you could put multiple outputs, drilled spray bar or even one direct pipe out to set up what ever circulation and current that you might want.

I assume that the "1000" in the model number is 1000 gallons per hour... Probably overkill unless you need a lot of turnover for messy fish.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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The canister filter does 265 gallons per hour. Is that too much?
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 06:40 PM
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The canister filter does 265 gallons per hour. Is that too much?
No. I use a 220 for 37 gallons. It was a little much with the stock output but I use more larger holes in a spraybar to slow down the water velocity and spread it out over the whole tank.

I guess the 1000 in the name means litres, not gallons. That makes more sense.

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-28-2013, 04:47 PM
i use a 100 gal canister filter on my planted 55 with angels and tetras. works great!
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