fishyAdventure
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According to aquarium advisor, my current "filtration" capacity is around 110% at a 70% stocking level (recalling from memory). I understandmakes conservative estimates, but I do want to be somewhat safe about it. I am currently happy with my stock as they will need to grow out (juvinals). Just asking this question for the future if I do decide to add more fish.
Current filter is a canister Eheim 350 Pro 4 (rated at 277GPH full throttle according to website), so that's about a 3.6x Turnover per hour.
Is biological filtration capacity largely related to surface area? 3 of the media baskets in my eheim I would say are only 3/4 of the way full. So I could add roughly 25% more media to each basket. Would adding/filling the baskets with more "surface area" allow me to accomodate a larger bioload if all other things are equal? The second basket after mechanical (mix of Eheim MechPro and sponges), is BioMech which ive read has FAR less surface area than the final basket (substrat pro). If I was to replace the 2nd basket with substrat pro and fill out the baskets with the proper media, would this give me more headroom for future fish expansion to my 75Gals stocking capacity? (Rememberis currently saying my filter is at capacity at ~70% tank stocking level).
Tank Info
6x Boes Rainbows
12x Tiger barbs
1x BN Plec
1x Rainbow Shark
about 8 vals scattered around the tank, 2 large anubias, ~6 javaferns with driftwood.
Current filter is a canister Eheim 350 Pro 4 (rated at 277GPH full throttle according to website), so that's about a 3.6x Turnover per hour.
Is biological filtration capacity largely related to surface area? 3 of the media baskets in my eheim I would say are only 3/4 of the way full. So I could add roughly 25% more media to each basket. Would adding/filling the baskets with more "surface area" allow me to accomodate a larger bioload if all other things are equal? The second basket after mechanical (mix of Eheim MechPro and sponges), is BioMech which ive read has FAR less surface area than the final basket (substrat pro). If I was to replace the 2nd basket with substrat pro and fill out the baskets with the proper media, would this give me more headroom for future fish expansion to my 75Gals stocking capacity? (Rememberis currently saying my filter is at capacity at ~70% tank stocking level).
Tank Info
6x Boes Rainbows
12x Tiger barbs
1x BN Plec
1x Rainbow Shark
about 8 vals scattered around the tank, 2 large anubias, ~6 javaferns with driftwood.