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Old 10-24-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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Filter for 20 Gallon

I bought one of those kits that came with a Topfin 20 powerfilter. I do not like the fact that this filter has no option for biological media and that is is most likely not efficient enough for my tank(according to aqadvisor.com).

Would a AquaClear 30 be a good choice for my tank.
aqadvisor.com's stock calculator said this filter will only do about 93% of my filtrations needs. Is this enough?

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I'd bump to the AC 50, to be honest. I ran an AC50 on my 29g for a little while, but it didn't really provide much flow. I bumped the filter down to a 20H, and still didn't feel it was sufficient. It now resides on a 10g tank and does fine. IMO, always go a filter bigger than what you think you need.


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I have two AQ 50 on my 20 gallon long...
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