Canister/Hob? 30g

  1. Cef Member Member

    Inhabitants (future) 2-3 honey gouramis , 8 cardinals tetras, bn pleco/8 corydora. I have a 150gph hob, i am choosing between the 211gph hob (for 12x combined flow rate) or 105gph canister filter (for 8.5x flow rate combined)?

    Pros
    Canister has better filter media choices.

    Hob has the recommended x10 flow rate with an ok filter media option.

    Con
    Canister is only 8.5x flow rate

    Hob doesn't have filter media choices
     
  2. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    The canister filter won't filter 105 GPH when it has media in it - it'll be less. Can you go with a bigger canister? Otherwise I'd go with the HOB.
     

  3. Cef Member Member

    Due to budget restriction I could only afford that canister. Ok, I will go with hob for now, and I guess by december replace one with a higher rate canister. Thanks!
     

  4. Cef Member Member

    Eventually bought the eheim 250 (2213). Lol
     

  5. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Not a high GPH on that one either.
     
  6. Cef Member Member

    I guess its ok for now. Currently understocked.
     
  7. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    It's not the stocking so much as the tank volume. If the tank has a large volume, you're not getting much turnover of the water.
     
  8. Cef Member Member

    I guess i just have to get another canister with same rated volume.