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How much turn over do you need in filtration?

How much turn over do you need in filtration?

If you have a 75 gallon tank, how many GPH do you need for a filter?

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How much turn over do you need in filtration?

If you have a 75 gallon tank, how many GPH do you need for a filter?

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Approx. 600 GPH would be my aim.
Could accomplish this with use of power head (s) in addition to filter output which drop's off from advertised GPH once filled with media.
I use two Ehiem 2217's on 80 gal . Is just right in my view for fishes and plant's I am currently caring for.
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Approx. 600 GPH would be my aim.
Could accomplish this with use of power head (s) in addition to filter output which drop's off from advertised GPH once filled with media.
I use two Ehiem 2217's on 80 gal . Is just right in my view for fishes and plant's I am currently caring for.
So its more about water flow than filtration?
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So its more about water flow than filtration?
No,not necessarily
Good flow can help by keeping particulate matter suspended in the water where it can be drawn into the filter rather than falling onto the substrate where no filter's can move it cept for UG (under gravel).
Filtration is only as good as the maint performed on it regularly and how one has the filter arranged with respect to mechanical media,chemical media,biological media.
If it's all the time dirty,it won't be as effective.
More flow also help's carry nutrient's /CO2 if applicable,to larger area of the tank .
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