View Full Version : enough filtration?????

02-13-2007, 11:49 PM
I have a 46 gall tank with penguin 350 and penguin 200 running is this enough filtration for an oscar? or should i get more? maybe emperor 400?? thanks,, i also have a 55 gall tank with these filters. maybe 400+excisting 350? not sure , any advce , thanks. Oh and there is an airstone and bubble wand in each too. And in few days when i recieve it, an EcoAqualizer.

02-13-2007, 11:52 PM
I know they are pretty dirty fish. On my 55g I have 2 penguin 350s and a 304 fluval. If money isnt an issue for you go with a canister filter.

02-13-2007, 11:57 PM
46 is proboby too small for an oscar though. i would say BARE minimum would be a 55. and a 75 for 2

02-13-2007, 11:59 PM
Maybe 2 penguin 350 would be ok,, its so hard to know what to do sometimes lol, how much do Fluval 304 cost?

02-14-2007, 12:00 AM
a good canister is like 200$, but WELL WORTH IT!

02-14-2007, 12:03 AM
there not quite that much. Fluvals a good brand and if you buy them online you can get a 305 for 85 bucks. Look on petsmart they have pretty good deals. I heard eheims a good name so look up those too. I bought my fluval at the pet store for 120.

02-14-2007, 12:14 AM
yeah, you can find some deals for 100. i paid 60 for mine and its good for 100g

02-14-2007, 01:01 AM
If you print out their online price you can pick it up for the same price in store at Petsmart. 46 is not big enough for an oscar. They should definitely have a canister (or two). Bio-Wheels are great, but the cartridges are too expensive and ineffective (and too much of a hassle for all those DIY money savers for them). You should have enough biological in the canisters if you set them up right. However I would still include a HOB for surface agitation.

02-14-2007, 01:16 AM
a good canister is like 200$, but WELL WORTH IT!

you can save a lot of money if you buy it on ebay and the such

02-14-2007, 01:18 AM
ebay is a prime place. you can get great deals on aquarium stuff

Lady Hobbs
02-14-2007, 01:31 AM
If you plan to shop online, check the different sites as they all offer different prices. Right now PetSmart has free shipping on order more than $50.

I've been checking this one out at Big Al's.

02-14-2007, 01:35 AM
looks like a nice basic canister filter! and its on sale! go for it