Oscar Fish Advice Forum: Filter for 55 gallon oscar tank (1/1)
What is the Quietest and Best filter on the market for freshwater water, planted, tropical, 55 gallon fish tank setup?
Using the for a 50/55/60 gallon fish tank is very important to keep the water clean and clean and reduce the maintenance you have to do to keep the large tank work well for a long period. Among aquarium filter types, canister and power filters are much more powerful than other types that makes them a great choice for large size aquariums like 50-60 gallon tanks.
Fluval C4 Power Filter is also a power filter manufactured by Hagen Fluval. The filter is rated for aquariums from 40 to 70 gallons and certainly it can work perfectly for a 50/55/60 gallon fish tank. It isn’t a canister filter so it comes with a price cheaper than the previous Fluval 306 external filter. The filter well performs all 3 types of filtration through 5-stage filtering that provides the best environment for your fish.
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Well, the requirements for a 55 gallon goldfish tank would be much different from a 55 gallon freshwater community tank. The lighting, filter and even the tank shape is affected by this one decision.Question for the experts. I need some filtration advice. I have a 55 gallon tank with 6 angelfish and 6 kuhli loaches. I'm currently running an Aqueon Quietflow 75 on it and had also purchased a small canister filter for it, but it was a dud so it's going back to the store (black Friday deal on Marineland canister).Watch more How to Take Care of an Aquarium videos:
To pick an aquarium filter, there are a lot of different types of filters on the market, you want to get one that best suits the type of tank that you have. The good thing for consumers nowadays is the increased options for turn key aquariums. There are a ton of aquariums out there that the filtration is already built in, so you don't have to consider what type of filter you want to go with. But if you're going with maybe a larger aquarium, something 55 gallons and up, most of those do not come with filters.
When deciding on what kind of filter you want, you want to look at what type of fish you're keeping - whether it's fresh water or salt water. A salt water fish tank filter would typically be a wet dry filter that will go below the aquarium. If it's a reef aquarium it would be a reef sump with a strong mechanical filter, a protein skimmer, a secondary mechanical filter right before the return pump, and some good carbon and a protein skimmer.
For fresh water aquariums there are hang on filters, canister filters, and, again, wet dry filters. There's also under gravel filters which are the least expensive and, in my opinion, work really well and are underrated.
Our aquarium industry kind of came to be where it is because of under gravel filters. It's utilizing your entire gravel bed as a biological and mechanical filter. I can't think of a more efficient use of your gravel bed. The down side is you have these big, ugly pipes all over the back of the aquarium. And you have bubbles going up the lift tubes or big power heads sitting in the aquarium. So there is a slight visual drawback to going with an under gravel filter, but they do work really, really well.
Budget is another concern when going with a filter. A typical canister filter will set you back a couple 100 dollars. Where a hang on filter will do almost as good of a job and be a fraction of the cost at maybe 40 to 70 dollars. But, it's big, it's clunky, it hangs in the back of the tank versus going neatly in the cabinet below the aquarium and only seeing two hoses that run up the back of the tank.
So there are a lot of options which are good, but in the end you probably want to go to your fish store. Look at the options, touch, feel them. See what works with your price range. And also, it's good to see the filter working so you can see the noise level and just kind of get a good feel of if it's something that you'll be able to service. Because if you have to hire somebody to service your aquarium, be prepared to spend 75 to a 150 dollars per cleaning every 2 to 4 weeks. So, make sure you get a filtration that you're comfortable with if you're not so handy.This 55 gallon aquarium kit has a nice long, rectangular shape to it. It includes a bright white LED lighting fixture as well as many other nice accessories to get you started in using this tank as a home for your fish. The filter is a Silentstream 75 Power Filter with a cartridge included.