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Old 02-17-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question Fluval 406 on 55g

I setup my 55g with a single Aquaclear 70 (cash flow issue) knowing that I would soon need to add another HOB or canister.

I should be getting my Fluval 406 from Amazon on Tuesday.

Question is: is the 406 enough filtration on the 55g or do I need to keep the AC70 as well.

I will keep the AC running for a few weeks while the 406 gets a good bb setup.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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406 is plenty of filter for a 55 gal
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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A 406 is more than enough for a 55gal ... But plenty of members run two filters.
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Thanks guys!! Without the waterfall from the hob do I need to add an air stone for surface movement ?
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I'm running a 406 in my 60g without any bubble makers. I just pointed the output up a bit to stir up the surface some and it has worked out fine. Really happy with my 406, super quiet.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!! Without the waterfall from the hob do I need to add an air stone for surface movement ?
Just wait till you have the 406 on, you won't be wondering if you need more surface movement! That thing moves some serious water.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #7
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That's what I was hoping to hear

not really a big fan of the bubbles and the quieter overall the better.
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I would give the pads from the Aqua a good squeeze onto the new pads of the 406, also take a couple of noodles out of the Aqua and put them in the 406. This won't cycle it instantly but will give it a good head-start.....
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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So yes it moves some serious water !! Loving it so far


Any tips on directing water flow etc ?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #10
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I've been messing with it for a year and I think I'm going to build my own spray bar. It still seems as if there are some dead spots in the tank and I think a spray bar would eliminate those.
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