tank upgrade

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cbowlincatfish, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. cbowlincatfish

    cbowlincatfishValued MemberMember

    I need to upgrade my tank want to go with a 75-125 gallon, do I need to get moore filtration if I already have and use a fluval canister 306 and an aqua clear HOB. I have everything else.
     
  2. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I would add another canister to get you closer/over the 5x recommended turnover. Here's a cost effective one that should do nicely:

    I'd keep the ac running for seeding media/backup.
     
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    cbowlincatfish

    cbowlincatfishValued MemberMember

    Are saying to use all three, with the 2 I have it should make it 140.
     
  4. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    If you consider the hob at a recommended ratio of 10X turnover it can handle 50 gallons of water with its 500 gph rating. The canisters 300 gph rating at 5x turnover is worth 60 gallons, for a total of about 110g. I like to over filter myself if possible, so if you went with a 125g tank, the extra canister would take care of another 50ish gallons of capacity.

    So in terms of canisters you'd be at approximately 4.5x turnover and the ac would make up the difference comfortably imo.
     
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    cbowlincatfish

    cbowlincatfishValued MemberMember

    Makes since
     
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