05-22-2010, 01:41 AM #1
Which filter would be best suited?
I'm getting ready to set up a 55 Gallon tank.
I am partial to the Rena XP series Canisters. Would you recommend the XP3 or do I need the XP4? OR a different brand all together?
Also what heaters would you recommend? I never seem to have luck with them.75 gallon project
45 gallon community
05-22-2010, 01:47 AM #2
What type of fish are you going to have?
An XP 3 would be fine, but more filtration is usually better so if you can afford it why not get the XP 4?
If you can get your hands on an old style stealth heater I would go with that, if not I would go with a marineland glass visi-therm.
05-22-2010, 01:47 AM #3
05-22-2010, 01:51 AM #4
I have a fluval 405 on my 55 gallon and I love it.
From what I've heard a XP3 would work OK toIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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05-22-2010, 02:04 AM #5
Well right now I'm planning on moving my Leopard bush fish out of the 45 into the 55 when set up. I'm on the fence about others though. The leopard is pretty passive unless a fish can fit in its mouth, so nothing small.
I was looking into Turquoise rainbows... Or maybe upside down catfish... Or some Emerald Green Cory. Still looking into that part :/ Nothing huge like cichilds.
Duh! Forgot about inline filters... I have a RENA heater on my 45. :P
I had problems with the marineland heaters, they kept staying on and over heating the tank, went through 3 before switching brands.
I usually run HOB filters as backup. And was thinking XP3 would be sufficient. BUT of course if I can afford the XP3 or F405 I would get that. I need to see what the difference in price is.75 gallon project
45 gallon community
05-22-2010, 01:51 PM #6
A stealth heater is by far the best in my opinion. No potential for the glass to shatter.55g- blood parrots, hatchetfish, SAE, bristlenose plecos
05-23-2010, 07:32 PM #7
FX5 & Hydor 300w
Like the title says......I am setting up a 55g for Mbuna (pl). This heater is outstanding. The only problem is the 5/8" inside diameter of the heater when the FX5 has a 3/4" inside diameter outlet hose. You can make it fit with some stepdown plumbing barbs and some 5/8" tubing and clamps but I'm wondering if the flow will be affected by the different sizes.12g, 55g cycled and doin' fine