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Old 04-05-2021, 03:14 PM   #1
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Matten filter flow rate

Hi, I have a matten filter in a 10 gallon tank. The size of the filter that is about 15 by 12 inches (it sits in the middle "U" shaped.) And it's 30 or 40ppi It's a planted aquarium.

I'm running a 53*GPH*submersible pump like a powerhead. (splitting off into two risers) instead of using a air pump.


I just want to know if this is enough suction? Is it adequate, Overkill or just right?

This is my first attempt using a matten
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Anything that moves the water through the filter is good. You want as much flow as possible without throwing the fish around in the tank. I would think 53 GPH flow in a 10 gallon should be adequate..
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Thanks I actually found a larger pump lying around . It's working I need to dial it back q bit
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