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Old 02-22-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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A question about filtration

I have a 55 gal,it has been cycling 4 weeks,i am running an aqua-tech 30-60,with a 330gph flow.My brother who has a 135 gal,was running 2 emperor 400's in his and he bought a new 400,so he brought me his old one to see if it will help with the cycling.My question is i have them both set on the lowest flow settings,can i be getting too much filtration?I know that the more the better....to a point.Just wondering if I have exceeded that point.Any opinions would be greatly appreciated,Tia,

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Old 02-22-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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No, you can never have too much filteration, Crank up the 400, she's a wonderful hob filter. Just be sure to use the bio wheels. I personally have a 400 and a penguin 170 on my 55 gal. Thought about a penguin 330 but decided no need when the 400 does the job and the 170 is just for extra circulation.
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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Thanks justmy2cents,didnt think it would hurt...he brought me the bio wheels and media he was running in his tank......crank the 400 and leave the 330 on low flow?Thats what i was thinking,Thanks again,
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I'd crank both of them . If it gets to be too much then turn it down but I don't think it will be.
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Old 02-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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is this a planted tank, paul? if not, i would leave them both on full flow. the only time i would think it would create a problem is if them outflow is blowing the poor fish around... other than that, filter away!
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No its not a planted tank....Ive got them bothed cranked....and Thanks ,
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2 golden barbs,1 head & taillight tetra,2 dwarf african frogs,1 spotted molly,1 pleco & 1 neon glass cat.

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2 scissortail,cory catfish,1 pleco and 1 rosy barb

1 55 gal 6 long tailed zebra danios and 7 dwarf african frogs,1 really fat dwarf african frog,1 pleco and 1 iredescent shark
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