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I have been struggling with the correct filtration/flow for my 50 gallon. I started with an eheim 2215 and a reactor and heater inline, that was a mistake, bad flow. I just bought a 2217 and decided not to even bother hooking it up as it too will probably be too weak. So i've settled on doing an ocean clear with an external pump. I will get an ocean clear that has bio and mechanical. Hoping for some advice on afew other details.

What size of pump? Thinking of blueline HD 30 or 40 right now.

Will i need a reactor now, because i can just push into the canister?

I bought glassware at .5inch when originally planning for the 2215, can i still use it without messing the flow and friction stuff too much. Same problem with my inline hydor heater.

But mostly just hoping a few members had experience with the ocean clears.
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Will that is a nice filter and pump , IMO: I would split it into too leg , With a 3/4 line 1 line to the filter and the other to your Hydro Heater and a DIY CO2 Reactor {or a AM1000 CO2 Reactor}
I'm also changing my system in my 110g tank with a Nu-Clear 533 an 547,Blue Line 55HD 1100gph pump, The system will be 1 inch line,2 leg , I will be using a Mazzei for my co2 on 1 leg an my filters on the other, Her are some sites that might help for your set up.

For intake and return:
http://www.modularhose.com/
http://www.aquarium-supply.biz/Suction_Screens_Inland_Seas_Clear_s/454.htm
For Filter:
http://www.aquarium-supply.biz/Aquarium_Filtration_System_s/219.htm

My pump I pick up on Ebay got a good deal for $85. an it's in great shape.
 

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2215 + 2217 should be plenty for a 50 gallon
 

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The Eheim's will handle the 50 G nicely along with your external heater, you can put the CO2 directly into the canisters inflow just fine. :red_mouth
 

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Thanks for the replys. I have already sold the 2215, and took back the 2217. i should have mentioned that. Thanks for the links inkslinger.
 
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