Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Forest City ON, Canada
Filter/Heater setup for 5.5 gal
I have a standard 5.5 gal and was going to go with an eheim 2211 or 2213 with an inline reactor. What are your thoughts on either filter? I am always changing and setting up small tanks from 5-30 gallons, which is why I was thinking of the larger of the two and throttling it back.
I have a 200 watt hydor inline heater I was going to use as well. I understand it will be on/off cycling more often on a small tank, but will there be large temp swings? I'm a firm believer in tank stability is key to success.
Currently I'm running a HOB with a 50 watt in-tank heater and an in-tank ceramic diffuser that I desperately want OUT of the tank.