Best Marineland Filtration Set Up For A 120G

  1. Gamer

    Gamer Well Known Member Member

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    Stock will probably look like this and if not, it'll be dang close to it.

    100 small-ish tetras (black maybe)
    12 lemon tetras
    12 panda cories
    4-6 black angelfish
    2 rams (maybe)
    few purple mystery snails (probably from RogueAgent)
    few farlowellas (later)

    I'm wondering if a single Marineland c-360 ought to be sufficient with an Emperor 400 power filter. Or ought I add 1 more c-360 in place of the Emperor, one more EMperor, what say you?
     

  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Good afternoon,

    For Hang on Back (HOB) type filters it is recommended to have 8 to 10 x the volume of the tank for the gallons per hour (GPH)

    For Canister filters, it is recommended to have 5 to 8 x the volume of the tank for the GPH.

    Sorry, not familiar with the types of filters in question. The more filtration the better as long as your fish are not being blown around the aquarium by the current. :)

    Ken
     

  3. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    I would do two 530s.
     

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