Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Clara Calif.
What a filter says its rated for and what you can use it for are 2 totally different things IMO.
I have a fx5 on a 75, eheim 2217 on a 50 and an AC110,Fluval405,Ehiem Pro ll,and a sponge filter rated for 110 gallons on my 125 all tanks have community fish.
Also are all fully planted.
I hope this sheds some light on the subject.