When is enough?

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by fengshui, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. fengshui

    fengshuiValued MemberMember

    I currently have a 29 gallon stocked with 6 lovely juvenile high quality blood parrots and equipped with two Hydor Koralia 425s, an Aquaclear 110, an Eheim 250 and a Marineland Penguin Biowheel 250! Both the Aquaclear and Eheim use Seachem Matrix while the Eheim also uses Purigen! Should I add more filtration? Thanks.
     
  2. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    For your average tank with HOB filters, I would just shoot for around 10x turnover. I think you're fine, as long as you're getting no ammonia or nitrites.
     
  3. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I would think about maybe upgrading to a bigger tank for those parrots soon :)


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  4. OP
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    fengshui

    fengshuiValued MemberMember

    I've been dying to get the approval of my parents to upgrade the tank but they won't budge so I need to think of something soon later on!
     
  5. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    You could always try to rehome them and stock your 29g tank with appropriate fish.
     
  6. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    With Geoff on that. You never know what the future holds, you may never have the appropriate home for them.
     
  7. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I believe Parrot fish get around 10 inches. That's big, so they will need a large tank if you wish to keep them.


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  8. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    You have a pic of this? How did you fit the HOB's on the tank? Is one on the front or the side? And with those koralias I can't imagine how much movement is going on in the tank.

    Where could you even put another filter?
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  9. OP
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    fengshui

    fengshuiValued MemberMember

    The two HOBs fit right next to each other on the back. The Eheim is under the tank. Koralias are in the tank.
     
  10. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    An aquaclear 110 and a penguin 200 or is it a 350? There isn't a penguin 250.


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    fengshui

    fengshuiValued MemberMember

    200 my bad sorry
     
  12. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Imo no matter how many filters you put on there, it's not going to make a 29g tank any bigger for 6 soon-to-be 10" fish.
     
  13. peacelizardValued MemberMember

    Yes. As others have said, honestly, the amount of filtration you have is irrelevant because they are going to grow way too big for a 29g. Heck, even one wouldnt be appropriate.
     
  14. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    There isn't any need to add more filters. You have more than enough. Now you need a tank that is big enough for the fish.
     




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