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Just getting back into the aquarium hobby after many many years. Been reading a LOT and driving myself crazy with all the choices. Here is where I am now and plan on going. Looking for opinions/suggestions.

Goal = 55g Cichlid Tank (leaning toward haps & peacocks)

So far I have the 55g tank and am working on building a wooden stand.

Stuff to buy ...

Filter: Torn between the FX4 (on sale for $220) and 407 ($199). If i got with the FX4 it will be a pretty tight fit in the stand (but can make it work). Just worried that it will be overkill for 55g tank. The other option I keep reading about is going with dual smaller filters. I was hoping to avoid HOB, because I want to keep aquarium about 3" from wall and I like the canister setup.

Heater: Fluval E200

Light: Fluval Aquasky 48"

Any other recommendations?

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Torn with what filter setup to go with.

Single FX4 (and maybe spare hob on shelf for emergency)
Dual 307 or 407s - but that is $$$
Or go with dual canisters of different brand (like the Cascade mentioned above)
 
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