Aquarium Filter Gallons Per Hour Filtration

bolivianbaby

Member
This is just a helpful thread for finding the gallons per hour (gph) filtration of different filters.

For hang on back (HOB) filters, recommended filtration is 8-10x tank volume an hour. I.e. 20 gallon tank=160-200gph

For canister filters, recommended filtration is 5x or more tank volume an hour. I.e. 20 gallon tank-100 or more gph

Feel free to add gph of your filters to this. If we all work together, we can create an excellent reference tool for finding gph of different filters, which will help all of us. Also, if any information is incorrect, please feel free to correct it. I searched these gph's online. I'm hoping when we get enough information, I can set up a spreadsheet for ease of use.


HOB:
AquaBoss 53=105gph (2200-400L/H)

Aqua Szut Cascade N300=8-66gph (30-250L/H)
Aqua Szut Cascade N500=10-119gph (40-450L/H)

Aqua-Tech 5-15=105gph
Aqua-Tech 10-20=120gph
Aqua-Tech 20-40=160gph
Aqua-Tech 30-60=330gph

Aquaclear 5-20=100gph
Aquaclear 30=150gph
Aquaclear 50=200gph
Aquaclear 70=300gph
Aquaclear 110=500gph

Aquamaster 350=350gph
Aquamaster 400=400gph

Aqueon 10=100gph
Aqueon 20=125gph
Aqueon 30=200gph
Aqueon 55=325gph

EheI'm Liberty 2040=39-100GPH (150-380 L/H)
EheI'm Liberty 2041 = 58-150GPH (220-570L/H)
EheI'm Liberty 2042 = 84-201GPH (320-760L/H)

Elite Hush 5=100gph
Elite Hush 10=87gph
Elite Hush 35=145gph

Emperor 280=280gph
Emperor 400=400gph

Marineland HOT Magnum 250gph

Millennium 1000=90gph
Millennium 2000=160gph

Nanon Hang-On 15gph

Penguin Biowheel 100B=100gph
Penguin Biowheel 150=150gph
Penguin Biowheel 200=200gph
Penguin Biowheel 280-280gph
Penguin Biowheel 350=350gph
Penguin Biowheel 400=400gph

Rena Smartfilter 20=80gph
Rena Smartfilter 30=150gph
Rena Smartfilter 55=250gph

Tetra Tec PF 150=150gph
Tetra Tec PF 300=300gph
Tetra Tec PF 500=500gph

Top Fin 10=50gph
Top Fin 20=100gph
Top Fin 30=150gph
Top Fin 40=200gph
Top Fin 60=300gph

ViaAqua Vitalife 100=100gph
ViaAqua Vitalife 200=190gph

Whisper 3i=20gph
Whisper 10=90gph
Whisper 20=100gph
Whisper 30=150gph
Whisper 40=200gph
Whisper 60=300gph
Whisper 20-40=210gph

Canister Filters:
Aquael MinikanI 21 - 21=79GPH (80 - 300L/H)
Aquael MinikanI 32 - 32=92GPH (120 - 350L/H)
Aquael Unimax 150 - 39=119GPH (150 - 450L/H)
Aquael Unimax 150 Plus=119GPH (450L/H / UV Sterilizer UV: 5 W)
Aquael Unimax 250=172GPH (650L/H)
Aquael Unimax 250 Plus=172GPH (650 L/H / UVSterilizer UV: 9 W)
Aquael Unimax 500 =396GPH (1500 L/H)
Aquael Unimax 500 Plus = 396GPH (1500 L/H / UVSterilizer UV: 9 W)
Aquael Unimax 700=449GPH (1700 L/H)
Aquael Unimax 700 Plus = 449GPH (1700 L/H / UV Sterilizer UV: 11 )W

Aqua Silent 2=105gph (400L/H)
Aqua Silent 3=265gph (600L/H)
Aqua Silent 4=265gph (600L/H)

Classic 2211 = 79GPH (300L/H)
Classic 2213 = 116GPH (440L/H)
Classic 2215 = 172GPH (650L/H)
Classic 2217 = 264GPH (1000L/H)
Classic 2250 = 315GPH (1200L/H)
Classic 2260 = 634GPH (2400L/H)

Ecco 2232 = 105GPH (400L/H)
Ecco 2234 = 132GPH (500L/H)
Ecco 2236 = 158GPH (600L/H)

Ecco Pro 130 = 132GPH (500L/H)
Ecco Pro 200 = 158GPH (600L/H)
Ecco Pro 300 = 198GPH (750L/H)

Fluval FX5=607gph (2300L/H)
Fluval G3=185gph
Fluval G6=264gph
Fluval U1=65gph
Fluval U2=105gph
Fluval U3=155gph
Fluval U4=260gph
Fluval 105=85gph
Fluval 205=110gph
Fluval 305=185gph
Fluval 405=225gph

JBL CristalProfI e700=211gph (800L/H)
JBL CristalProfI e900=238gph (900L/H)
JBL CristalProfI E1500=396gph(1500L/H)

Ocean Clear Canister Filter (external pump required)"
317=800-1500gph (3028-5680L/H)
318=500-1600gph (1893-6060L/H)
375 W/18W UV=500-1600gph (1890-6060L/H)

354 Poly Bead Mech & Bio Filter=500-1200gph (1890-4540L/H)-recommended install after mechanical filter as the 340 or 325

Odyssea CFS 4 835=265gph (600L/H)
Odyssea CFS 4 838=315gph (1200L/H)
Odyssea CFS 4 829=400gph (1500L/H)

Professionel 2227 wet/dry = 277GPH (1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 350L)
Professionel 2229 wet/dry = 277GPH (1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 600L)

Professionel 2327 wet/dry ThermoFilter = 277GPH (210W Heater / 1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 350L)
Professionel 2329 wet/dry ThermoFilter = 277GPH (210W Heater / 1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 600L)

Professionel 2 2026 = 172GPH (650L/H)
Professionel 2 2028 = 277GPH (1050L/H)

Professionel 2 2126 Thermofilter = 251GPH (210W Heater / 950L/H)
Professionel 2 2128 Thermofilter = 277GPH (210W Heater / 1050L/H)

Professionel 2 2222 = 132GPH (500L/H)
Professionel 2 2224 = 185GPH (700L/H)
Professionel 2 2226 = 251GPH (950L/H)
Professionel 2 2228 = 277GPH (1050L/H)

Professionel 2 2322 Thermofilter = 132GPH (150W Heater / 500L/H)
Professionel 2 2322 Thermofilter = 185GPH (150W Heater / 700L/H)
Professionel 2 2324 Thermofilter = 185GPH (150W Heater / 700L/H)

Professionel 3 electronic 350 (2074) = 396GPH (1500L/H)
Professionel 3 electronic 450 (2076) = 435GPH (1650L/H)
Professionel 3 electronic 700 (2078) = 488GPH (1850L/H)

Professionel 3 250 (2071) = 238GPH (900L/H)
Professionel 3 350 (2073) = 277GPH (1050L/H)
Professionel 3 600 (2075) = 330GPH (1250L/H)
Professionel 3 2080 = 449GPH (1700L/H)

Rena XP1=250gph
Rena XP2=300gph
Rena XP3=350gph
Rena XP4=450gph

Tetratec EX400=105gph (400L/H)
Tetratec EX600=265gph (600L/H)
Tetratec EX700=185gph (700L/H
Tetratec EX1200=315gph (1200L/H)
Tetratec EX2400=634gph (2400L/H)


Diatom Filters:
Vortex D1 =250gph
Vortex XL=400gph
 

harpua2002

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thorpbrian

Member
Top Fin power filters
Power Filter 10 Up to 10 gallons 50 GPH
Power Filter 20 Up to 20 gallons 100 GPH
Power Filter 30 Up to 30 gallons 150 GPH
Power Filter 40 Up to 40 gallons 200 GPH
Power Filter 60 Up to 60 gallons 300 GPH

Penguin Bio Wheels
Penguin 100B up to 20 gallons 100 GPH
Penguin 150B up to 30 gallons 150 GPH
Penguin 200B up to 50 gallons 200 GPH
Penguin 280B up to 50 gallons 280 GPH
Penguin 350B up to 75 gallons 350 GPH
Penguin 400 up to 80 gallons 400 GPH

Hagen Aqua Clear & Elite Hush
Aqua Clear 20 up to 15 gallons 100 GPH
Aqua Clear 30 up to 30 gallons 150 GPH
Aqua Clear 50 up to 40 gallons 200 GPH
Aqua Clear 70 up to 40-70 gallons 100-300 GPH
Aqua Clear 110 up to 100 gallons 167-500 GPH
Elite Hush 5 up to 5 gallons 63 GPH
Elite Hush 10 up to 10 gallons 87 GPH
Elite Hush 35 up to 20-35 gallons 145 GPH

Millennium Power Filters
Millennium 1000 up to 15 gallons 90 GPH
Millennium 2000 up to 40 gallons 160 GPH


Nano Hang-On Filter
Nano Hang-On Filter up to 3 gallons 15 GPH

Skilter & Aquamaster Power Filters
Aquamaster 350 up to 70 gallons 350 GPH
Aquamaster 400 up to 100 gallons 400 GPH

Tetra power filters
Whisper 10 up to 10 gallons 90 GPH
Whisper 20 up to 20 gallons 100 GPH
Whisper 30 up to 30 gallons 150 GPH
Whisper 40 up to 40 gallons 200 GPH
Whisper 60 up to 60 gallons 300 GPH
Tetra Tec PF 300 up to 60 gallons 300 GPH
Tetra Tec PF 500 up to 100 gallons 500 GPH

Source: RYUU @ Koko's GF Forum
 

GMCMaxx

Member
HOB:

Rena Smartfilter 20 80GPH

Rena Smartfilter 30 150GPH

Rena Smartfilter 55 250GPH
 

Meenu

Member
Canisters:

Fluval 105 : 85 gph
Fluval 205 : 110 gph
Fluval 305 : 185 gph
Fluval 405 : 225 gph
 

Aquarist

Member
Marineland HOT Magnum (hang on back canister w/micron cartridge) 250gph
Vortex D1 Diatom Filter = 250gph
Vortex XL Diatom Filter = 400gph
(good thread!)
Ken
 

ccb04

Member
Great thread guys.

A couple of additions/corrections on the Aqua-Tech and Aqueon models.....

Aqua-Tech 5-15: 100 gph
Aqua-Tech 10-20: 120 gph

Aqueon 20: 125 gph
Aqueon 30: 200 gph

I'll also add:

ViaAqua Vitalife 200 HOB: 190 gph
ViaAqua Vitalife 100 HOB: 100 gph

Fluval U-Series internal filters (U1 offers sponge only ... other models offer dual sponges and dual poly/carbon inserts, and they also include a rectangular plastic container cartridge which houses biomax. Sponges in all are same material as AquaClear sponges.) U2, U3, and U4, also have a 3-way water flow adjustment knob (top, bottom, center spray bar).

U1: 65 gph
U2: 105 gph
U3: 155 gph
U4: 260 gph
 

outlaw

Member
Odyssea CFS 4
Canister Model
838 - 315GPH (1200L/H)
835 - 265GPH (600L/H)
829 - 400GPH (1500L/H)

Tetratec
HOB Model
PF150 - 150GPH
PF300 - 300GPH
PF500 - 500GPH

Tetratec Canister Model (Below information from )
EX 2400 - 634GPH (2400L/H)
EX 1200 - 315GPH (1200L/H)
EX 700 - 185GPH (700L/H)
EX 600 - 265GPH (600L/H)
EX 400 - 105GPH (400L/H)

Aqua Szut
HOB Model
Cascade N 300 - 8-66GPH (30-250L/H)
Cascade N 500 - 10-119GPH (40-450LH)

Canister Model
Aqua Silent 4 - 265GPH (600L/H) (39Gal(150L) - 66Gal(250L) Tank)
Aqua Silent 3 - 265GPH (600L/H) (28Gal(100L) - 48Gal(180L) Tank)
Aqua Silent 2 - 105GPH (400L/H)

Aquael
Canister Model
Aquael Unimax 700 Plus - 449GPH (1700 L/H / UV Sterilizer UV: 11 )W
Aquael Unimax 700 - 449GPH (1700 L/H)
Aquael Unimax 500 Plus - 396GPH (1500 L/H / UVSterilizer UV: 9 W)
Aquael Unimax 500 - 396GPH (1500 L/H)
Aquael Unimax 250 Plus - 172GPH (650 L/H / UVSterilizer UV: 9 W)
Aquael Unimax 250 - 172GPH (650L/H)
Aquael Unimax 150 Plus - 119GPH (450L/H / UV Sterilizer UV: 5 W)
Aquael Unimax 150 - 39-119GPH (150 - 450L/H)
Aquael MinikanI 32 - 32-92GPH (120 - 350L/H)
Aquael MinikanI 21 - 21-79GPH (80 - 300L/H)

Eheim
HOB Model
Liberty 2042 - 84-201GPH (320-760L/H)
Liberty 2041 - 58-150GPH (220-570L/H)
Liberty 2040 - 39-100GPH (150-380 L/H)

AquaBoss - 53-105GPH (200-400L/H)

Canister Model
Professionel 3 electronic 700 (2078) - 488GPH (1850L/H)
Professionel 3 electronic 450 (2076) - 435GPH (1650L/H)
Professionel 3 electronic 350 (2074) - 396GPH (1500L/H)

Professionel 3 2080 - 449GPH (1700L/H)
Professionel 3 600 (2075) - 330GPH (1250L/H)
Professionel 3 350 (2073) - 277GPH (1050L/H)
Professionel 3 250 (2071) - 238GPH (900L/H)

Professionel 2 2028 - 277GPH (1050L/H)
Professionel 2 2026 - 172GPH (650L/H)

Professionel 2 2128 Thermofilter - 277GPH (210W Heater / 1050L/H)
Professionel 2 2126 Thermofilter - 251GPH (210W Heater / 950L/H)

Professionel 2 2324 Thermofilter - 185GPH (150W Heater / 700L/H)
Professionel 2 2322 Thermofilter - 185GPH (150W Heater / 700L/H)
Professionel 2 2322 Thermofilter - 132GPH (150W Heater / 500L/H)

Professionel 2 2228 - 277GPH (1050L/H)
Professionel 2 2226 - 251GPH (950L/H)
Professionel 2 2224 - 185GPH (700L/H)
Professionel 2 2222 - 132GPH (500L/H)

Professionel 2329 wet/dry ThermoFilter - 277GPH (210W Heater / 1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 600L)
Professionel 2327 wet/dry ThermoFilter - 277GPH (210W Heater / 1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 350L)

Professionel 2229 wet/dry - 277GPH (1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 600L)
Professionel 2227 wet/dry - 277GPH (1050L/H) (Tank Volume: up to 350L)

Ecco Pro 300 - 198GPH (750L/H)
Ecco Pro 200 - 158GPH (600L/H)
Ecco Pro 130 - 132GPH (500L/H)

Ecco 2236 - 158GPH (600L/H)
Ecco 2234 - 132GPH (500L/H)
Ecco 2232 - 105GPH (400L/H)

Classic 2260 - 634GPH (2400L/H)
Classic 2250 - 315GPH (1200L/H)
Classic 2217 - 264GPH (1000L/H)
Classic 2215 - 172GPH (650L/H)
Classic 2213 - 116GPH (440L/H)
Classic 2211 - 79GPH (300L/H)
 

outlaw

Member
update-- here you go

Elite
HOB Model
Already posted by thorpbrian

Canister Model
Cristal Flo 80 - up to 80Gal (300L)
Cristal Flo 60 - up to 60Gal (230L)
Cristal Flo 40 - up to 40Gal (150L)
Cristal Flo 20 - up to 20Gal (75L)

Fluval
Canister Model
FX5 - 607GPH (2300L/H)

JBL
Canister Model
CristalProfI e1500 - 396GPH (1500L/H)
CristalProfI e900 - 238GPH (900L/H)
CristalProfI e700 - 211GPH (800L/H)

These are Canister filters but probably more for your experienced fish keeper
Ocean Clear Canister Filter(external pump required)
317 - 800-1500GPH (3028-5680L/H)
318 - 500-1600GPH (1890-6060L/H)
319 -
320 -
325 -
340 -
375 W/18W UV Filter - 500-1600GPH (1890-6060L/H)
380 W/18W UV Filter -

354 Poly Bead Mech & Bio Filter (recommened install after Mech filter as the 340 or 325) - 500-1200GPH (1890-4540L/H)
 

ccb04

Member
I like the Aqua-Tech's. They've usually been quiet, fairly reliable, and perform well. I usually make my own media for them. They're essentially the 'old' Penguins minus the biowheel ... and as many know, they're made by Marineland. In fact, the 'right size' cartridges used in the newer Penguins also fit the Aqua-Tech's of similar size/gph.

I also love AquaClear and like Aqueon and the old-style Whispers.

Here's the breakdown for the Aqua-Tech's by model:

5-15: 100 GPH
10-20: 120 GPH
20-40: 160 GPH
30-60: 330 GPH
 

Furallicah

Member
I'll throw in this one..I didnt see it

Whisper 3I - 20gph
 

cragterharris

Member
I know over here fluval have just released the fluval g3 and g6
I don't know the gph but iirc one is for up to 300l tanks and the g6 for up to 600l tanks

For aquariums up to 80 Gallons
Pump output 340 GPH
Filter circulation: 185 GPH
Comes complete with a Mechanical Pre-Filter Cartridge, a Chemical Filter (Carbon) Cartridge and G-Nodes Biological Filtration Media. You may also be interested in purchasing alternative and additional filter media.


that's the spec for the g3 and this is the spec for the g6

fluval G6 is rated for 160 gallons (600 liters) with a maximum flowrate of 264 gph
 
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bolivianbaby

Member
Attached is a spreadsheet listing many types of filters, their gallons per hour, and their liters per hour.

It's recommended for hang on the back (HOB) filters, to have 8-10 times the volume of the tank per hour. I.e. 20 gallon tank=160-200gph.

For canister filters, it's recommended to have 5 times the volume of the tank per hour. I.e., 20 gallon tank=100gph

Hopefully this will be a useful thread for many members in setting up new tanks with proper filtration.

I would like to thank the following members for contributing information to make this happen:

Harpua2002
Thorpbrian
GMCMaxx
Meenu
Aquarist
ccb04
outlaw
Jaysee
Furallicah
Cragterharris
Lucy

There wouldn't be nearly as much information if it wasn't for all of you.

Anyone who would like to contribute any filtration information, feel free to post to this thread:
Aquarium Filter Gallons Per Hour Filtration

New information will be added to the spreadsheet and the original thread.

EDIT December 2018; a new version of the spreadsheet has been added below. See post #3 (Thanks Cichlidude!)
 

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Shawnie

Member
Comments and suggestions are awlays welcomed
BB has included a link in her OP to add such things...this will stay closed unless she has some updated information that way the great sources and advice, will always be on top
 

Kyle

Member
Haven't seen this brand on the list, but it's a common one here in South Africa:

Resun

HOB Filters
HF-2001 (90GPH)
HF-2002 (150GPH)
HF-2003 (190GPH)
 

NormanD

Member
75 G and EheI'm pro III 2075

So.....I just bought this filter the other day, I haven't received it yet but according to this thread my filter may be a little to small....any reccomendations on how to supplement? Or will filter be alright?
I will be keeping juvinille JD x 2 and GT x 2 and a bushynose CF
 

catsma_97504

Member
I didn't notice the following filters on your list......

Marineland Magnum Canister Filter - 350GPH

Not sure where the all-in-one hoods that include lighting and filtration fit into your list, but here are the ones I'm familiar with.....

Eclipse 1 - 150GPH
Eclipse 2 - 200GPH
Eclipse 3 - 250GPH
 

Jim

Member
Update from Aqueon website as of 4/10/13

Aqueon 10. =100gph
Aqueon 20. =125gph
Aqueon 30. =200gph
Aqueon 50. =250gph
Aqueon 55/75 =400gph
 

horsin1787

Member
Penn Plax

Canister filters

Cascade Canister 500 -115 GPH
Cascade Canister 700 -185 GPH
Cascade Canister 1000-265 GPH
Cascade Canister 1200-315 GPH
Cascade Canister 1500-350 GPH

Cascade Hang-On Power Filters
Cascade 80 - 80 GPH
Cascade 100 - 100 GPH
Cascade 150 - 150 GPH
Cascade 200 - 185 GPH
Cascade 300 - 300 GPH

Cascade Hang On Filters
Cascade power 80 -80 GPH
Cascade power 100 -100 GPH
Cascade power 150 -150 GPH
Cascade power 200 -200 GPH
Cascade power 300 - 300 GPH


Taken from the penn plax website.
 

Cichlidude

Member
Here is an updated version of the Aquarium Filter GPH with corrections and added filters.

You must RENAME this file and drop the .pdf extension so it just has the .xls extension after downloading.

Talking with the forum admin this forum does not allow .xls spreadsheets as the software thinks it may have macros which cause issues. There are no macros in this or the original spreadsheet but he gave permission for the above.

Download to your computer and SAVE the file and remove the .pdf extension. It should list as:

Fishlore Filtration Spreadsheet-Rev 2.xls.pdf (rename and remove .pdf)

to

Fishlore Filtration Spreadsheet-Rev 2.xls

Enjoy
 

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Islandvic

Member
Very handy tool

Thanks !
 
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