Originally Posted by don.dagg
Hello all you sunsun pimps, I have a question for you. I am in the process of acquiring all the hardware to setup a 55g I purchased from a lady in town. I have been reading this thread and have decided to try one of these filters. My question is what size sunsun do I need to run on this size tank? I am going with a high light high tech tank. It will have a 4 bulb t5 light so can run up to 216watts of light. I am also planning on pressurized co2 with an inline reactor, either a griggs or cerges type(havent decided yet). So, any input would be great and also what are your opinions on the uv version. Should I get it or not? Thanx and I look forward to joining your ranks soon.
I think th uv on most canisters is useless because of the limited contact time. You really need a sump or some other inline UV IMO. As for size, I have a 302 HW that is puportedly rated for up to a 100 gal. I am using it on a 29 gal. And I added a Koralia 425 to get more flow. I'd think you'd want to go up at least one size from the smallest one and maybe 2 especially if you are going to add a reactor. Just my 2 cents though.