how much air does a 55 gallon tank need? freshwater.

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6 years ago #1
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how much air does a 55 gallon tank need? freshwater.

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6 years ago #2
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in a 55 gallon aquarium which type of filter do you have?
apart from 1 power filter or sponge filter you can introduce 1-2 air stone..that's enough for your tank...

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6 years ago #3
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My 55 gallon tank has under gravel filtering with two uplift tubes connected to a medium size air pump. Some air pumps have capacity recommendations on the box. If you avoid over crowding and over feeding and do weekly partial water changes, the under gravel filters work fine. Of course, plenty of more sophisticated and expensive filters are on the market, but it seems like a really sterile aquarium would not support much life. To be fair, many people would not agree with those opinions.

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6 years ago #4
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If I had a 55G, I would run two hang-on-back (**** filters, one at each end. Water turbulance creates oxygen in the water, and you don't have to have air stones if you don't want, they are more of a decoration than anything, and are not totally necessary unless your water temp is really warm.

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3 years ago #5
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i still learning about all the things i need. I have a 55 gallon hexagon tank. It has the 406 fluval filter. I don't have any extra bubblers or anything. Should I?
I recently read that someone said the hexagon tanks weren't the best to have because they don't give the fish enough room. Is this true?
I just ordered another tank, but this time got the 36 gallon bow front.
My tank is just in it's second week of being finished with cycling. I was at Petco just "looking" last night, i wanted a beautiful yellow Angel so bad i couldn't stand it. Looked liked Merlin with the long "whiskers", i know tank isn't ready for more fish so i went and bought a parakeet! Geez.

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3 years ago #6
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ampnave wrote:
i still learning about all the things i need. I have a 55 gallon hexagon tank. It has the 406 fluval filter. I don't have any extra bubblers or anything. Should I?
I recently read that someone said the hexagon tanks weren't the best to have because they don't give the fish enough room. Is this true?
I just ordered another tank, but this time got the 36 gallon bow front.
My tank is just in it's second week of being finished with cycling. I was at Petco just "looking" last night, i wanted a beautiful yellow Angel so bad i couldn't stand it. Looked liked Merlin with the long "whiskers", i know tank isn't ready for more fish so i went and bought a parakeet! Geez.


Well, that escalated quickly It is true that hexagon tanks do not offer much room, as I have a 30 gallon one and the fish I have are fancy guppies, tetras, and glofish. These fish are small and go all over, so they do well. I was also told that angelfish are an ideal kind to have for this type of tank as well, so you should be alright. I'm no expert, just going by the research I've done. Good luck!
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3 years ago #7
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Oxygen gets dissolved into the water primarily by surface turbulence. Most filters create enough surface turbulence to add oxygen, but overfeeding and overcrowding will use more oxygen than the water can hold.

To maintain a healthy aquarium, limit the number of species and total population, feed no more than the fish eat in as couple of minutes, and change about 25 percent of the water once a week.

Angelfish do need tall aquariums, because much of their growth is vertical. As they mature, angelfish can get very large, territorial and aggressive. If you keep guppies with angelfish, they will eat the fry.

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11 months ago #8
Tony Tuten Sr.
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LMAO. Now you have a noisy bird??? Fish are really fun. Buy a rectangular 55 gallon tank. It gives the fish maximum movement area so you can enjoy them swimming. If you are really into it a 110 gallon tank but beware YOU WILL NEED A HEAVY SUPPORT PLATFORM for the 110 Gal tank because it will weigh nearly 925-950 lbs. I put my 55 gallon tank (540 lbs) on an old dresser. It gives me plenty of drawers to put fish food, air line, bits and pieces of build it stuff. jars, nets, couplings etc....and your tee shirts too!

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11 months ago #9
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Tony, please look at the dates in upper corner before thinking of adding a comment. This thread is 5 yrs old. It pushes newer questions down, when old ones that have been answered, are commented on again.

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7 months ago #10
Doug From Indiana
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I grew up around Fish and 55 gallon tank's because of my Dad. But I will tell you that angle's are a cousin to the Cichlid. And are know to be little snotty some time's but it is because of the pecking order of the fish in the tank .And should all way's have 2-4 of same species and angle are a community fish and do well with other community fish. But as far as how much air does a 55 gallon tank take . Look up Flu Val air pump's Since you have a Flu Val Filter system . That's What I Did. And everything worked very well together and the fish are doing great.

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7 months ago #11
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Doug, this is a 5 yr old thread. Great to read but necessary to reply.

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2 months ago #12
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It still helps people searching that find this old thread its still helpful with new or old comments

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2 months ago #13
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No one said it wasn't helpful.

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