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Old 09-06-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Too much filtration?

I was wondering if you can have too much filtration for a tank. When I upgrade to a new 55 I will be buying the Marineland emperor 400, which is for up to 80 gallons. Then I will have my aqueon filter from my 30 gallon just laying around, if it won't hurt anything and will add BB and keep water clearer I would like to use it also. Is 500gph too much filtration for a 55g?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Nope you will be fine. Most people recommend double filtration and you will be at 110 for a 55 which will be perfect.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Perfect! Thank you
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:05 AM   #4
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Most recommend 8 to 10 times water turnover per hr. So you will be great on your circulation also !!
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Cut the "rated" numbers by the manufacturer in half. Those numbers are taken with no media in the filter.
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So if you cut the rated number in half what would you get for an aquaclear 110 and an aquaclear 70? 90gph?
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yes. the rated number is that of the pump itself, it amazes me how many people dont understand that and throw a hissy fit. The basic Idea still remains the same because the people who made up these 8-10x type rules DID infact take these "details" into consideration im sure
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That doesn't quite make sense... Why would they tell you that a 110 is good enough for a 110 gallon tank when it would realistically only suit a 55 gallon?
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An AC110 could be good for a 110g. It just depends on the bioload of the tank. A heavy loaded tank will obviously need more filtration. If you had a 110g which is mostly planted with only a few small schools of tetra's or something similar then a 110g would more than likely be good.

I usually run two AC110's on a 50g - 75g but my stock list is usually on the heavy side.
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