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Hello, I have just recently started up a 55Gal fresh water setup. Its going to be stocked with a medium load and eventually (Hopefully) heavily planted.

I purchased a Eheim 2073 which on a 55 has a turn over of 5x max. I do plan on having a inline heater plus co2. My concern is the flow rate. Most things I read suggest Im at the bare minimum GPH at the maximum advertised flow rate.

SO, should I sell it off and upgrade to a 2080 (450 gph), or purchase another 2073 and run them side by side (550 gph) , or am I just being paranoid and should stick with what I got and maybe adding a power head for tank circulation. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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I think you'll likely be fine. However, I love lots of water flow and turn over. Whenever I set up a tank, i go for the biggest filter i can.

How about you run your one filter and see how it goes. If you need another replace it with a bigger one or add another? I also tend to add a powerhead for circulation to prevent dead spots.
 
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