Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:26 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 1,975
10x is fine, and you would probably want a bit higher than that in the 55g for Cichlids, and maybe a bit lower in the 25g hex for the Angels. With most HOBs, you can turn down the flow rate, so it is OK if you go a bit overboard and then need to turn it down a bit. Plus a large filter that you turn down will have much more media area than a smaller one running full speed.

Right now my 26g has about a 12->13x turnover and everything is fine.
__________________

__________________
*26 freshwater*
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //

*15H marine*
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC
grimlock3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2004, 12:00 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bedford Hills, NY
Posts: 251
For canisters - I'd like to second Grimlocks suggestion for one of the more popular brands - I replaced an old Ehiem about a year ago on a 55 fresh I have, with a rena fillstar XP3 - I am so shocked that this actually worked out because I have been a long time fan of eheims (still believe they are great filters).

The things Ehiems always did well was filtering and silience - but they were a pain to service. The filstar does all three very well. Not only that but it's cheap. For a 55 definitely go with the large xp3, for the few extra bucks it really works great. After I do a water change and general clean-up in the tank you can't see through the muck (very old tank - been running for about 10 years) the filstar has it polished in about an hour.

I'd stay away from HOB - if you like them for the ability to quickly load stuff, then switch to a Fluval submerisable and leave it hanging arround.

Tom
__________________

__________________
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
TheMadNucleus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2004, 12:07 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 1,257
Tom, now I'm totally rethinking this, lol. I'm thinking about going with canisters only and leaving it at that. And as I watch the price add up I'm asking myself how often a heater goes out...? I've never had that problem, and I know it could happen. I wonder if I shouldn't just get one good heater per tank though. Even with wattage difference they basically cost the same amount, so getting two doubles the price.
__________________
Holly ~

I love the fishes cause they're so delicious.
Sati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2004, 04:15 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 120
Re: I need heater/filter recommendations :)

if they were my tanks:

55g: filstar xp3, won pro 200w
38g: emporor 280, VisiTherm 150w (current)
25g: penguin 170, ebo jager 75w
20g: penguin 125, ebo jager 75w
10g: penguin 125, ebo jager 50w

my reasoning:
6x turn over: in my tanks, seems to work good for me, no problems yet. the only reason for the 125 on the 10g is that i dont like the mini.
3w/g: my tanks stay plenty warm, 5 seems a bit like overkill.

a sponge prefilter on the intake should make any hob or canister fry safe id think.

hth
__________________

__________________
Centurion is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eat, eater, filter, heater

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heater Recommendations? aveldina Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 02-23-2009 10:17 AM
20 gal heater recommendations fishfairy General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 07-05-2006 10:07 AM
Whats your heater recommendations? Polar_Bus General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 9 05-15-2006 11:38 PM
Heater Recommendations? jratuszn General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 14 06-28-2004 03:23 PM
Looking for Recommendations on a new Water Heater uv777bk General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 11-17-2003 03:25 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.