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Landen Birch

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Do I need more filtration?

50 gallon tank - using Fluval 106 and Small old marineland penguin 100.

30 fish in the tank all small schooling tetras and small guppies.
 

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It’s kinda hard to tell for me, because I cant see how big the filters actually are, but two sounds like a lot, and if they are working then I think it is good for now.

As long as you are doing water changes and water tests, it should be ok.

However, that does sound like quite a bit of fish...
 

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That's more than enough. Most dry/canister filters available on the market today are real beasts, and are almost always enough. Keep both, as the smaller Penguin filter will also provide surface agitation/circulation/oxygen etc.
 
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SFGiantsGuy said:
That's more than enough. Most dry/canister filters available on the market today are real beasts, and are almost always enough. Keep both, as the smaller Penguin filter will also provide surface agitation/circulation/oxygen etc.
Thank you. I will continue running both! I appreciate the feedback
 

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Yeah it's good if your current bioload can handle it, as usually canister filters are powerful enough to do so. But if and when things start to get messy, which I honestly very much doubt, then that will possibly indicate that you actually will NEED more filtration. Although chances of that occurring are pretty slim, especially with canister filters...and a smaller extra HOB one heh
 
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