Planning low tech 55 and it's time to decide on filters
Filters are big on my mind right now and I think that's what I'm buying for the 55 next. So here are my choices:
Either a Aquaclear 110 (500gph) or 70 (300gph). I lean toward the 110 because more is better and it follows double the gallons rule?
Sunsun 303B (370gph 3 trays) or 304B.(525gph 4 trays), both with UV for emergencies.
If I get an Aquaclear I'm thinking ditch the charcoal unless I need it. Use the sponge that comes with it and 2 ceramic ring packets or Substrat Pro.
If I get the Sunsun, first tray will be 3 grades of sponge/mech filter, second will be maybe that floss stuff for fine filtering and the third filled with EHEIM Substrat Pro. If I get the one with the extra tray, I'll leave it empty and only use it if I need charcoal for some reason.
Would this work? Would the bigger filters be overkill? If I am not doing plants, I always double the recommended filter size. Not sure that's valid for planted tanks. Also, I have a Hydor Koralia Nano 425 for mixing it up also.
Anyways, looking forward to your input!