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What limits the flow of a canister filter? the number of tubes leading down or the one tube and pump leading up? if you had two pumps pushign water up.. would the intake beable to kept up or would you need two as well?
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Everything that the water goes through limits the flow of a cannister filter.

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mm.. whiel we are tlakign of that,. would rocks or special filter man made filter media be best?
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What limits the flow of a canister filter? the number of tubes leading down or the one tube and pump leading up? if you had two pumps pushign water up.. would the intake beable to kept up or would you need two as well?
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with most canisters what limits the out flow is the inflow as they are gravity fed. Yes you can boost the output, but only so much before you overload the motor of what is pushing the return line.

IMO the most important feature of a canister is the capacity of media. slower flow does not hinder the bio feature of a canister. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A CONSTANT FLOW OF OXIGENATED WATER you are good to go.

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