Am I Over Aerating/ Filtering My Aquarium?

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by MD12, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. MD12New MemberMember

    I have a dual air pump and a EX 70 filter on a 30 gallon aquarium. Does that over aerate or is too much filter for the 30 gallon? e9e1d324e28c3f95fd8787185c50aaf1.jpge06fcba53aa8a3a3d87b6cd454618ea5.jpg

  2. James17Well Known MemberMember

    No, It won't hurt anything IMO.
  3. CichlidMan98Valued MemberMember

    Over filtration is not a bad thing. Most fish hobbyist complain about not having enough filtration. And over aerating is not bad as well. What kind of fish do you have?
  4. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    You can't overfilter an aquarium (I have a seachem tidal 110 and a aquaclear 50 on my 29 gallon), but too much flow can affect the fish. Over aerating might be possible, but not using air stones.
  5. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    water can only support a certain amount of oxygen particles for x amount of particles of water. Over aeration is not possible but it is possible to displace the CO2 as soon as it is produced.
  6. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Nop , It looks perfect the way it is. I wouldn't worry. Enjoy the tank.
  7. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Nope. I think you're good. I have 2 filters on my 29. Together they are rated for a 75 gal tank. I still want more filtration. I don't think the dual air pump is too much either.

    I don't think you can over filter a tank, but you can create too much current. As long as your fish are able to swim fine, you're good.
  8. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

  9. MD12New MemberMember

    Thank you everyone for awesome comments and great feedbacks. I have 9 Cichlids. 1 is about 6" long. I had him alone in 30 Gallon for 5 years. Recently added some more small ones( they scare him off although they are only 1-3" long). Currently I have 1 African, 1 Convict, 2 bumble bees, 3 electric blue and 2 pure yellow and 1, I don't even know what it is. I know this is kind of overcrowded but they are too small. I might upgrade in few months. I recently got rid of Marineland C360. Used it for about a month. That was too much water flow for this small tank. But I certainly recommend the canister filter if you are planning on one. Here are some pictures. c0f9ed90d867ad4941cbfb18abe74940.jpga160afc2a07221b5f39599b49f5f723f.jpg

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