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Old 04-13-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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filtration...

this may be a completely dumb question.... but can you have toooo much filtration on a tank? i mean, you wouldnt run a fluval FX5 on a 10 gal tank (just an example)...right?
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I think the main issue would be the flow rate. I don't think you could ever over filter a tank but you could create way too much flow in the tank fairly easily. For example, when I first started I thought I need a HOB filter and a UGF (w/ powerheads) So I had two powerheads and a HOB on it. Needless to say, that tank was like a dishwasher.
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+1 for meegosh, the biggest problem is just water flow. Theoretically you could filter a 10 gal as far as filtration power, but the flow would prob blow the fish/decor and sand onto the floor.
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+1 for meegosh, the biggest problem is just water flow. Theoretically you could filter a 10 gal as far as filtration power, but the flow would prob blow the fish/decor and sand onto the floor.
yes, i knew that water flow would be an issue it was really just an exaggerated example to get the point across.... so OVER-filtration? Never an issue!? awesome!
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Not an issue at all, ill be putting 800 gal worth of filtration on my 250.
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Good advice here. I prefer to overfilter my tanks.
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All good answers. I just wanted to state that the only dumb question is the one not asked. I actually thought your question was a good one and I`m glad you asked it. I bet a lot of folks have wondered about that also.
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All good answers. I just wanted to state that the only dumb question is the one not asked. I actually thought your question was a good one and I`m glad you asked it. I bet a lot of folks have wondered about that also.
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