Two Filters?

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HI everyone. I am currently running a HOB filter for up to 50 gallons on my 36 gallon aquarium. I have another smaller HOB filter and I was wondering if it would be beneficial to run that one as well. Or is two filters too much. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Carrie
 

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Try it out. I enjoy having increased water movement in my aqua, plus 2 filters have the benefit of having a back up just in case one fails.
 
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Hi. Thanks for the reply. Good point on having a backup filter. I never even thought of that. ☺
 

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It's almost never a bad idea to be over filtered. The only issue you may have is if your fish are uncomfortable with the added current. A few questions. What is the total GPH of both filters, and what kind of fish are in the tank?
 
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HI there. The total GPH of both filters would be 450 GPH and I currently have 3 fancy goldfish. Thanks.
 

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That GPH should be fine. Just observe the gold fish to see if its stressing them out.
 
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HI again. Thanks. Will try it out.
 
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