Aquarium Filter Gallons Per Hour Filtration

  1. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend 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

    Eheim Liberty 2040=39-100GPH (150-380 L/H)
    Eheim Liberty 2041 = 58-150GPH (220-570L/H)
    Eheim 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
     
  2. harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    HOB:
    Aquaclear 30=150 gph
    Aquaclear 50=200 gph
    Aquaclear 70=300 gph
    Aquaclear 110=500 gph

    Emperor 280=280 gph
    Emperor 400=400 gph

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

    I'll add more as I research. :)
     

  3. thorpbrian Member 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
     

  4. GMCMaxx Member Member

    HOB:

    Rena Smartfilter 20 80GPH

    Rena Smartfilter 30 150GPH

    Rena Smartfilter 55 250GPH
     

  5. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    Canisters:

    Fluval 105 : 85 gph
    Fluval 205 : 110 gph
    Fluval 305 : 185 gph
    Fluval 405 : 225 gph
     
  6. Aquarist Fishlore Legend 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
     
  7. ccb04 Well Known Member 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
     
  8. outlaw Well Known Member 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 http://www.kubazoo.com/en/freshwater-aquarium-18/external-filters-28/)
    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)
     
  9. outlaw Well Known Member 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)
     
  10. ccb04 Well Known Member 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
     
  11. Furallicah Well Known Member Member

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

    Whisper 3i - 20gph
     
  12. cragterharris Initiate Member

    i know over here fluval have just released the fluval g3 and g6
    i dont 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.


    thats 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
     
  13. Kyle Initiate 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)
     
  14. NormanD Initiate Member

    75 G and Eheim pro III 2075

    So.....I just bought this filter the other day, i havent 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
     
  15. catsma_97504 Fishlore Legend 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
     
  16. Jim Well Known Member 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
     
  17. twilysparklez Well Known Member Member

    Elite Mini Internal filter
    59 GPH
     
  18. horsin1787 Well Known Member 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.