After a lengthy hiatus, I have decided to return to frey with a 55 gallon (long) glass tank.
I just have a few questions on the dizzying array of power filter options available.
1. I always assumed that the recommend necessary "turnover" was 3X per hour. Is this correct? Thus, will all be more than safe/happy with a 200 gph
2. Will using a higher gph
filter than the recommended rule of thumb ease and lessen maintence needs? i.e. water changes, chemical treatments, algae, gravel siphoning...
3. Will a higher gph
result in a higher current that stresses certain fish? I plan on stocking, after initial tank set-up and cycling, approx. 15 neon tetra, and other, yet to be determined, non-aggressive fish.
4. Any advice on a reliable, quiet filter? I was, intially, leaning towards a Tetratac (I believe that is the correct spelling) with a intergrated heating element. Does anyone have any experience with said filter? I noticed while perusing the forums that most people seem partial to the Emporers. Why?
Thanks for any advice you can give, it will be greatly appreciated!!!!