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Old 12-10-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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Fluval 304 Canister

Hi all...would a fluva 304 canister filter and a HOB designed for a 55 gallon aquarium be good enough filtration for my 55g?

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Old 12-11-2004, 12:28 AM   #2
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That should be plenty. I run a eheim and a 170 biowheel on my 50 gals and a larger eheim and a 330 biowheel on my 125. They all stay nice. Place the intakes at different ends of the tank.
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That is a great combination. You can run mostly biomedia in your canister and mechanical in your HOB (floss type stuff, since it is easier to do maintenance on the HOB).
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Thanks TankGirl

Im buying one of those walmart kits and just adding the fluval...

The kits aren't really that bad and if I didn't buy the kit...the lights would add the expensive up SO much I couldn't afford the tank!
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I agree with getting some cheaper kits as oposed to paying too much money for lighting. You can have very nice tanks with low-light plants in them. I got an aquarium kit+stand (28 gallon) And i'm very pleased with it. And it's much cheaper then the brand stuff.

But i think that if you have plenty of $ it's nice to go and get high lighting and CO2 injection and such. I just wouldn't want to be pruning plants every week though......low light tanks for me.....at least for now :P
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A Wal-Mart 29 gallon kit was my first tank three years ago and I have been very happy with it. I upgraded the filter with a bio-wheel and this tank is heavily decorated with low-light plants such as various species of Anubias. No CO2 injection is used and I am still using the same light hood that came with the kit.
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