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Old 12-27-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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We just bought a 55 gallon tank. The employee told us to get the fluval for 45 gallons. I am wondering if we should have purchased the fluval for 70 gallon?? Also we bought a 150 watt Aqueon heater. Is that ok? Our tank is also Aqueon.
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We just bought a 55 gallon tank. The employee told us to get the fluval for 45 gallons. I am wondering if we should have purchased the fluval for 70 gallon?? Also we bought a 150 watt Aqueon heater. Is that ok? Our tank is also Aqueon.
It is better to over filter a tank than under filter it. You could get away with the 45g one but you would probably need to do an extra water change and vacuum each week. I would return it and buy the more powerful one.
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I also should ask what fish you are planning on keeping? That will also determine what sized filter.
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at least get a filter that rated at 1.5 times your tank volume.
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