Am I Over Aerating/ Filtering My Aquarium?

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

  1. MD12

    MD12 New Member Member

    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.jpg e06fcba53aa8a3a3d87b6cd454618ea5.jpg
  2. James17

    James17 Well Known Member Member

    No, It won't hurt anything IMO.
  3. CichlidMan98

    CichlidMan98 Valued Member Member

    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. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    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. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    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. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    Nop , It looks perfect the way it is. I wouldn't worry. Enjoy the tank.
  7. O

    Over It Well Known Member Member

    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. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

  9. OP

    MD12 New Member Member

    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.jpg a160afc2a07221b5f39599b49f5f723f.jpg

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