Sorry, I posted this to the wrong area, so you may read this twice
I have a 55 gallon freshwater community tank that has been running for about 2 months. I have 8 platys, 6 zebra danios, 6 rasboras and an algae eater.
The tank has a Marineland Magnum 250H HOB
filter and a Powerhead 402 connected to a UG filter. (I got the setup from a lfs
that used it for 5-7 years) About a week ago, the HOB
filter started to make a clicking noise. I took it apart to see if something got hung up in the impeller area. It did not. I put it back in service and still makes the same noise.
I have started to read about new filters to replace the 250H. I am leaning towards the Emperor 280, however, the recommended tank size is 30-50 gallons. The Emperor 400 is not that much more in price, but it moves a lot more water.
I have two basic questions, plus follow ups:
If I get the 280, will it be enough?
If not should I get the 400 and perhaps unplug the UG filter?
Or, I am very open to other suggestions or recommendations.
Also, feel free to offer other fish that I might add.
Thanks in advance