30 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Joesmets, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Joesmets

    JoesmetsValued MemberMember

    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
     
  2. Florian Pellet

    Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  3. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    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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    Joesmets

    JoesmetsValued MemberMember

    Many thank you, I thought I was over doing it
     
  5. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    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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    Joesmets

    JoesmetsValued MemberMember

    Many thanks, good info
     
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    Joesmets

    JoesmetsValued MemberMember

    Thanks, planning on around 20-25
     
  8. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    That's the same amount I have for both my tanks & it works very well.
     
  9. Florian Pellet

    Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    20-25 what?
     
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    Joesmets

    JoesmetsValued MemberMember

    Nice