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My tank is already established, had it about 6 months. I read that a larger filter was better than the 30 gallon I have in a 30 gallon tank.Junne said:It doesn't matter if you have sand or gravel with Java moss. I leave mine free floating and it does grow quickly. I have to take out handfuls out of my tank each month! Very easy and no special lighting required ( I use a 25 watt CFL bulb )
Is your tank running already or were you asking for the future regarding a filter? Usually if you buy a kit ( all equipment together ) the hob filter is rarely enough filtration. You should have 8-10 times on the GPH. Do you already have a filter in mind or did you already purchase?
Funny you would say Aqueon cause that is what it is. Where would be a good place to purchase a 350 to 400 gph filter?Junne said:What type of filter is it? A Lot of the filters rated for 30 gallons does not have enough GPH. For Example, Aqueon makes a filter, Aqueon 30 that's rated for up to 55 gallons. It only has a GPH of 200 GPH which is a little shy of having 300 GPH. With the stock you have and the bioload, you are going to need at least 300 gph to sustain a good environment. I would even suggest going more, like 350 gpj to 400.
ThanksJunne said:If you want to stay with AQUEON, they have one that's called a 55/75. I have 2 of those running in my 72 gallon. They are rated at 400 gph each and are very effective and one will work for your tank.
As far as where to buy, most petsmart/petco have them, or Amazon.