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Old 10-30-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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What is recommend GPH

I have a 100 gallon that I am building a sump for. What should the minimum GPH be as far as staying clean and pump. I've always heard you want to cycle your water 4-6 times an hour? Thanks.
FYI: tank is fresh water with about 20 3-4" cichlids
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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are you talking filter gph or in the tank gph? I always figure at least 6-8 times for filters with in the tank i go off of power heads

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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are you talking filter gph or in the tank gph? I always figure at least 6-8 times for filters with in the tank i go off of power heads

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I meant water passing through the filtration.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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I have a 46 g pump with a 300 GPH can. Plus a50 g hob on the tank. Gets it done.
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