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Fishcricker 02-15-2008 09:10 PM

Hi All. I am going to purchase a 45 gal and set it up for freshwater. I want to use a Fluval 305. Will this be large enough? Is it a noisey filter? We have a small house so noise is a consideration. I intially wanted to run it up through the floor from the basement , but instructions say no more than 4 1/2 feet below the water line. Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks

herefishy 02-15-2008 11:02 PM

A Fluval 305 is rated at 185gph, at a cost of about $150. What will you be putting in the tank? I would run a ugf with (2)Marineland 660r reverse flow power heads(270gph total, $45 and $15 for the filter plate.

I still have about $90 to spend. I would add an Emperor 280 power filter, 280gph, cost around $35.

Wow, we have more than tripled your filtration, made maintainance easier, stayed quiet, and still have $55 to spend on fish!!!

willow 02-25-2008 01:50 PM

just to say that i've got the 305,and it's very quiet,
it runs well,and (touch wood for luck) i have not had a problem with it.

Luis138 03-14-2008 05:18 PM


I have a Fluval 305. I can't even tell it is on.


Busgod 03-15-2008 02:33 AM

I have three fluval 405's in the same room and they r real quiet cant tell they r running. :D

Fishcricker 03-15-2008 10:11 PM

Thanks all. I went with the Rena Filstar xP3. Very quiet. Would get another if I set up another tank.

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