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Old 11-12-2011, 05:37 AM   #1
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Smile Filter advice 29 gal

I bought a Aqueon 29 gal deluxe kit 10 months ago and now I want to upgrade my filter whats a good filter for my tank? I currently have 5 tiger barbs and 3 pictus catfish.
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I have used a Marineland Penguin bio-wheel 200 in my 29g tank for the past few years and it has been good to me. It does a great job of keeping the water crystal clear despite a heavy bio-load.

The replacement cartridges are about $8 for 3 of them - so I bought bulk foam/floss and charcoal from my LFS, and make my own to save $
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How many litres/gallons an hour does that turn over? Why tank size is it rated up to?
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How many litres/gallons an hour does that turn over? Why tank size is it rated up to?
In general, Penguins model number (in this case - Penguin 200), 200 is the gph rating. So 200gph. And its rated 30-50 gallon.
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Thankyou. Just working out what filtration people actually run. 200gals that's roughly 909 litres, so roughly a 1000 litres an hour for a 30gal setup, so 333.3 per 10gals. Thanks again.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:25 PM   #6
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a aquaclear 70 would be a perfect fit
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #7
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Thanks really appreciate the advice
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IMO Aquaclear HOB filters are the way to go for something cheap and easy to clean. I would recommend an AC 50 or 70.
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+1 for the AC70. That's what I run on my 29g.
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I ran an ac 30 with a corner filter in mine. Water quality was amazing and the rams showed so much colour as well. Even when I had to re-home them. They didn't seemed stressed or anything! An ac 70 would work great as well and be easier to clean tthen the two. I hated cleaning my corner filter. All the tanks in this house right now have a hang of the back filter(hob) aquaclear. Great filters IMO
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