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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2014, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question 55 Gallon Tank Water Circulation

I just filled my 55G with substrate and got my filter put in and its running water so that the water will cycle while I wait to buy my Finnex Ray II 48".

But I have noticed the tank doesn't really circulate water very well. I keep the filter on the left side of the tank its an aquaclear 55-65 filter I think. Filters great but the right side of the tank kind stays stagnant. I moved it to the middle nd then the sides are both kind of stagnate as well then.

So I finally installed my Internal 20G filter that I wasn't using and it moves water but still not enough.

I'm scared tho to install a powerhead since I will be putting RCS, Neon Tetras, hatchets, and corys. Will the powerhead move way to much water around or should I be fine with it? Any other suggestions?


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I have a 55g as well. I started off with an aquaclear 55-65 and has the same issues. If you don't want to add a power head you next option would be going with a cannister filter. I put a fluval 305 on mine and never looked back.
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You can use circulation pump and it will be fine. With your desired fauna

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