Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community

Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community (http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/)
-   DIY Projects (http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f20/)
-   -   GPH for DIY canister filter (http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f20/gph-for-diy-canister-filter-126575.html)

Phazeshyft 02-21-2010 03:43 PM

GPH for DIY canister filter
 
Building my own canister filter out of a 5 gallon bucket. got my plans all together and figured out how to fix a few problems i have seen in other DIY canister filters.
the thing I don't really know is how many GPH is enough. I want to replace all my HOB filters and this be the only one. SO with a 55 gallon FW tank how many GPH is necessary? . :confused:

jsoong 02-23-2010 12:58 AM

Depends on what you are keeping in your tank. Goldfish & big cichlids, & other "dirty" fish, the recommendation is 8-10x turn over per hr for the filter - ie 400-500 gph.

You can prob go down to 300 gph or so for lighter bioload tanks.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.