Is this enough filtration?

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I am getting a 20 gallon somehow, I don't care how but I'm getting one and I saw this Aqua clear 20 and thought "20 bucks, what a good price." The guy had used it on his tank for a month until he realized his tank was 30 gallons and now he's selling it for $20. The question is, would an Aqua clear 20 be enough for a 20 gallon tank. I want to avoid pretty much any high bio load fish.
 

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Filtration should be based on stocking, not strictly on volume, so depends on your stocking plans.
 
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scarface said:
Filtration should be based on stocking, not strictly on volume, so depends on your stocking plans.
One molly and 6 corys will be stocking. The molly is in a 10 gallon right now (I know, yikes :oops:) and a 20 gallon still isn't ideal, but a big upgrade from a 10 gallon.
 

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AC20 is kinda small in my opinion, an AC30 would be better suited.

An AC20 + a sponge filter driven by an air pump would probably be just fine though.

Dont under estimate how well spent ge filters work.

For $15 or less, you can get a Silentstream 30 filter from PetSmart.

For another $5 you can insert a block of foam sponge in the reservoir and put a sponge pre-filter on the intake, and for the same price it would provide more filtration than an AC20.

Check this thread out.

Diy Media Guide For Top Fin Silenstream, Aquaclear And Other Hob Filters
 

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