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I sound like such a newbie posting this topic but here goes. I recently bought a 125g with a wet dry filter and have an extra 55g lying around. I want to set this up to hold either 3-5 pygos or 1-2 serras (divided of course).

I would like to know what you guys recommend I get in terms of filtration (non wet dry). I am looking to keep the price fairly minimal yet I want great filtration...

 

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OPEFE
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AC300 or AC500 will do great!
 

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The ASSMAN
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what up newbie


I would go with an AC500, almost 10X turnover and if you go with the serras, you will not have as much waist as a shoal of pygos. Plus at big als they are like $30.00 or something.
 

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hell man why not just go with an emperor 400? i run a emperor 400 and a pengiun 330 in my 55 for my messy oscar of course.
 

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Love my AC500 also. Good filter.
 

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I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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I never really had a powerhead when I had my 55 gaL, but an UGF. Newbie, I advice you NOT to use UGF.. for it might become fatal with your fish later on in the long run. Just use an AC 500 with frequent water changes, and your newly picked up Ps would love you back for it.

BTW: WELCOME to the site!!
 

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Ahhh, my chance to reply to the legendary xenon! I have a 55g with a 4 inch rhom running two penguin 330. Seems fine to me!
 

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while we're talking about 55 gallons, is there such a thing as overfiltration? i wanna get an ac500 but its rated for 100 gallon tanks. do i need to worry about having too good of a filter? thanks, sorry for getting off topic
 

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I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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YOu can never get enough of too much filteration. (its like asking too much for good oxygen). Now too much waterflow by forced current is different.
 

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get something that is quiet and simple, some of the fancy filters have small things go wrong and stop working right, I use Whisperer filters on my small tanks
 

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hey xenon go here and compare prices if u like or just get a free catalog for later www.liveaquaria.com the emperor 400 bio wheel wet/dry filter is $45.99 plus shipping where ever u are go to petsmart and u will pay $79.00 the same for aqua clear 500
hope it helps
 
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