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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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best filter for a 5.5 planted tank

what will be the best?

i currently have a standerd lighting. i believe its around 8w or so.

i will be using this for my office, so not a major project but something nice to look at.

any suggestions, thanks in advance
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Well, I always over filter non-planted, and a little charcoal will make the water clearer...
So I'd go with a Aqua Clear 20, or, if the bioload is small, something like a Red Sea Nano filter should do it.

If the footprint needs to be smaller, maybe a internal filter - Hydor, Eheim and Tetra have few of them.
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I like my little duetto filter on my 5 hex, i think drsfostersmith carries or maybe bigals.


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ive got the red sea nano on my 5.5
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2006, 01:37 AM
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For a 5.5 gallon I would go with an AquaClear 20.

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