30 gallon filter

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Jon25, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jon25

    Jon25Valued MemberMember

    Can i use a penguin 200 or 350 on a 30 gallon tank, or will this cause to much filtration and current?
     
  2. throwthesand

    throwthesandValued MemberMember

    What are you keeping in it?
     
  3. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    10x the volume of the tank is reccomend for the gph. I usually do much more than that. Better safe than sorry!

    Welcome to fishlore, both of you :)
     
  4. OP
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    Jon25

    Jon25Valued MemberMember

    not sure what exactly i'm going to have in yet, still getting it set up and trying to find the plants i want to put in it. I am considering having a Dwarf gourami, one red tailed shark, a school of 6 cherry barbs, and another schooling fish. But i change my mind on fish about twice a week.
     
  5. Nikita

    NikitaWell Known MemberMember

    You will need filter with 300 GPH (Gallons Per Hour) at minimum for a 30 gallon fish tank.

    A Redtail shark requires at least a 55 gallon tank to be happy and healthy in. It will get way too big and aggressive for a 30 gallon. It would be more comfortable in a 55g or more tank.
     
  6. freak78

    freak78Well Known MemberMember

    Definitely the penguin 350.
     
  7. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    I have used the penguin 350 in one of our 30gal tanks for the last 3 years along with an UG filter. It has served me well.
     
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