Double filters? Question

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Tropicalfishlover18, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Tropicalfishlover18

    Tropicalfishlover18New MemberMember

    I have a 36 gal bowfront that is always full with 'debris'. I use an Aqueon power filter 55. And I usually don't have time to hand clean it myself. Is having 2 filters the best option for me?
     
  2. GgAcE

    GgAcEValued MemberMember

    Lets figure out where the debris is coming from first. You shouldn't have ANY floating debris. Are you over feeding or overstocking your tank?
     
  3. Castiel*

    Castiel*Well Known MemberMember

    Question do you own a common Pleco? They are poop machines!! Having a second filter is never a "Bad" idea, only too much current would be bad. Filtration can always be better!

    Also, filling out your profile information such as your tanks, equipment, stock list, and most importantly water parameters will help everybody and yourself out in the long run!
    :;hi1
     




  4. Jim

    JimWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome. Are you new to the hobby or new to,fishlore? What kind of fish do you have, what kind of food and how often do you feed the fish. What do you mean by "debris"? We'll help, just give us some info to work with.
     
  5. OP
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    Tropicalfishlover18

    Tropicalfishlover18New MemberMember

    No, I don't have a pleco, yes my tank is overstocked , I mean debris by poop,

    I only have a 36 gal ( other 2 or 1 gal


    The perimeters are

    Ph 7.2
    Nitrite and Nitrate 0ppm
    Ammonia between 0ppm and 25ppm


    Stock list:

    1 olapine gourami
    1 blue gourami
    3 guppies
    2-3 neon tetras
    3 skirt tetras
    2 diamond tetras
    1 crawfish
    1 zebra diano
    4 upside-down cats
    3 Cory cats
    3 goldfish
     
  6. GgAcE

    GgAcEValued MemberMember

    Filters simply wont help. It's grossly overstocked & very unhealthy. Even if you had a strong canister, you would probably then have too much flow for your gallons - turnover rate.

    2 HOBs will help reduce some of the ammonia & such due to the carbon but it certainly wont come close to all your debris.

    At least rid of the gold fish.....
     
  7. Sayba

    SaybaWell Known MemberMember

    There is nothing like looking at your tank everyday and knowing it is healthy. Even with my crayfish and snail tank being understocked I still struggle to get rid of all the poo and other .

    Why not rehome some fish and have a clean up? Do you vacuum the gravel? Filters dont do much for a dirty substrate.
     
  8. troyvsc

    troyvscWell Known MemberMember

    The gouramis would also need to go in my opinion. If you rehome those 2 along with the goldfish. Then you could up some of the numbers on the fish you do have that belong in bigger amounts.

    Highly recommend using a second filter.
     
  9. OP
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    Tropicalfishlover18

    Tropicalfishlover18New MemberMember

    The setup is temporarily, try to get a 20 gal by Christmas
     






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