30 Gallon Tank

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Setting up a 30 gallon and purchased a marineland 220 canister (for 55 gallon), been told to over filter. The canister has 4 baskets and 220 gallons an hour. Is this a good or bad set up
 

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This seems like a good setup: it filters between 7 and 8 times the volume of your tank per hour. Some say 5 is enough, some recommend 10x. I think you're in the safe zone. Some fish don't like too much current but you can always find ways to baffle the outlet. Just use good mechanical and biological media in your filter and you should be ready to start cycling.
 

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Sounds like it will work just fine, it's good that your filter does more than the minimum of 4-5x per hour.
 
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MaddieTaylah said:
Sounds like it will work just fine, it's good that your filter does more than the minimum of 4-5x per hour.
Many thank you, I thought I was over doing it
 

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I recommend 8-10x the volume of the tank per hour, more for overstocked tanks or ones with messy fish like goldfish
 
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Florian Pellet said:
This seems like a good setup: it filters between 7 and 8 times the volume of your tank per hour. Some say 5 is enough, some recommend 10x. I think you're in the safe zone. Some fish don't like too much current but you can always find ways to baffle the outlet. Just use good mechanical and biological media in your filter and you should be ready to start cycling.
Many thanks, good info
 
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I recommend 8-10x the volume of the tank per hour, more for overstocked tanks or ones with messy fish like goldfish
Thanks, planning on around 20-25
 
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MaddieTaylah said:
That's the same amount I have for both my tanks & it works well.
Nice
 

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