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Old 05-18-2004, 06:02 PM   #1
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canister or hob

if i get a hob filter it will be AC 500 for my 55 gal tank. But i have been looking at the fluval canister filter. If i was to get it what else would i need?? do u need a sump or a powerhead??
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The canister filter would be all you would need to buy. It comes with all the plumbing accessories.
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so can a rena canister take care of all my filtration or should i have an hob also
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That would depend on your needs. You want a gph rating 6-10 times the volume of water in the tank (330-550 gph). I would probably use both if I had a tank 55 gallons or bigger, but I have a tank of African Cichlids. Right now I have a just have a little filstar xp1 on my 30 gallon, and it's great.
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Go with the Fluval they are great filters.
Quiet,easy to clean and hold tons of media.
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I am running an XP3 on my 55 with fabulous results. That would be all you needed.
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