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Old 11-05-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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2 x 2200 lph canister filters

would having two 2200 litres per hour canister filters with uv be too much for a 55 gallon tank ? oh and i think 2200 litres is about 581 gallons
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Wow, that's crazy. I mean the 581 gallons. Where did you get those filters. I'm curious to see what others recommend. I'm new to the scene so don't know what you should do. I wouldn't think too much filter would hurt...
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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Wow! How powerful is the intake? I was imagining a tank imploding!!! Lol I would think as long as fish don't get stuck to the intake you'd be ok. Why not just use one of those filters?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:39 PM   #4
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Yeah two would be fine. That would only be about 24x overturn. Some reefs go as high as 60x so your fine.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:24 AM   #5
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Yeah use one and sell the other to me... Haha
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:05 AM   #6
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well they are actually rated to 713 gallons per hour but i figure since its under the tank and stuff that the rate would probably be closer to 581 ... they each hold almost 6 gallons lol so that would be helpful too
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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You can't over filter IMO. As long as the intake and return arn't to powerful. I'd say go for it. This is as extreme but I just build a DIY canister that should have a 150g tank rating. For a 40 breeder and I'm thinking of adding a hob rated for a 70g.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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You can't over filter IMO. As long as the intake and return arn't to powerful. I'd say go for it. This is as extreme but I just build a DIY canister that should have a 150g tank rating. For a 40 breeder and I'm thinking of adding a hob rated for a 70g.
Isn't as extreme. No edit on phone app sry
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