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Old 02-14-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Gallons per hour?

I bought an Aqua-Clean 200 hob and a whisper power filter hob for our 90 gal. Cheap stuff I guess some would say but paying close to $300 for a filter is out of the question. Anywho the Aquaclean filters 200 gals per hour..not sure of the whisper but it was the largest I could find at 30-60 gals. Will these 2 HOBs be fine? I would of course love a cannister but hubby says this should do fine.

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Old 02-14-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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thats cutting it close, the usual is 5-6 times the tanks capacity per hour, it may be alright if u understock the tank
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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I'd want to shoot for 5-10x turnover, so those numbers look a little low, especially with cichlids, since they tend to be kinda dirty. I'll see what others think though
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:22 PM   #4
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use 2 AC 500's or 4 ac 300's, at big als online they go for 21(ac300) and 32 dollars(ac500).
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:02 PM   #5
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the whisper 30-60 is around 250gph.
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:12 PM   #6
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1 AquaClear 500 is good for up to 100 gal.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:11 PM   #7
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How about a pond filter? They are much cheaper and have higher GPH rates.
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:47 PM   #8
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I have single fluval 404 on my 90 gal, which is over stocked, it does 360 gallons an hour, and that is more than enough, as you can see i have everything from loaches to cichlids. 5 - 10 is over kill, but some people swear by it. The set up you have, is a little under 5x and should be fine
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:52 PM   #9
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Oh yeah, GPH isnt every thing... what you want is a filter that actually does its job, just because it has a high turn out doesnt mean anything, you need it to clean the water. So i dont know how good of an idea two 20$ pumps is for your tank......
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2 giant danio. 1 large tinfoil barb, 1 rosy barb, 1 marbled goby,
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1 Yellowfin Borleyi cichlid, 1 purple peacock cichlid, 2 striped barbs, 1 figure 8 puffer, 1 electric catfish, 1 african butterfly fish
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thats a good point.

My 125 gallon is somewhat hurting on the flow rate, but it filters to 50 micron and keeps all the fish healthy and the water more than crystal clear.
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