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Hi, I have 3 Rbp in a 55 gallon tank. I used to only have one, and I think its time for a filter change. (the one I have now is rather cheap). What kind of filter would you reccomend? How much cash would I be spending? thanks a lot. Andrew
 

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I like 2 filters on a tank in case one happens to break and also for filter media changes. I have a 55G with 2 AC 300's on it. I also have 3 RBP and 1 Pleco.
 

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I doesn't really matter, as long as you do regular water changes your fish should be fine with any kind of filter.

I personally like Hagen undergravel filters, but not everyone does.
 

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im a penguin fan, a penguin 330 will work for that size tank
 

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I prolly have the same setup as you do kolb, I bought a 55g kit from petsmart and I have Ps in there. Last night I went to walmart and bought a $30 tetra filter for 60g tanks and now im running that and the topfin 60 that came in my 55g kit. My water looks the same but everyone says the more filtration the better. When I get a 125 im prolly just gonna get anothr tetra 60 gallon and use all 3 filters on it and it should be fine im guessing. As far as I can tell as long as you do frequent water chages and vac the gravel your water will stay clean. So i would recomend to keep the filter you have now andjust add a second of the same size or maybe smaller.
 

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kiddspl said:
As far as I can tell as long as you do frequent water chages and vac the gravel your water will stay clean. So i would recomend to keep the filter you have now andjust add a second of the same size or maybe smaller.
That is the key - water changes!
without them any filter is useless, and with enough of them a filter is unnessesary (but still recomended), as I said before, it doesn't matter what kind of filter you use, just ensure you do regular water changes.
 

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I am a big fan on fluval canister filters for a fifty five gal a 404 would be plenty.they are a little pricey,but the job it does is worth it.
 

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Thanks everyone... definately going to order online... my LFS wanted a hundred bucks for the Emp 400 that is 39 online...
 
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