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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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I am about to setup up a new 30 gallon planted tank. One question i have is, will using a AquaClear HOB 30 filter create too much water movement and subsequently CO2 loss?

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No, it'll be fine. Sure, it'll lose some CO2, but not as much as you think, and although not as good as a cannister, it's quite accpetpable.. I've even used a mini as an injector on DIY CO2 to raise a 10gallon to 65ppm (accidentally)! As for overall flow, it's still not too much. All of the Aquaclear's can be adjusted from full, to a pretty medium/low flow-rate, allowing you to literally customize the water movement.

But yes, it will cause "some" CO2 loss.

Plants are gone, but my 33gal and I are back after a long hiatus.
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You'll be fine but, would be better if you get a canister running on that 30g.
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so a canister filter would be better than a HOB for CO2 loss? How many gallons per hour should i be looking to filter on a 29g planted tank?
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I have a Rena XP-2 on a 29 gallon tank and it works quite nicely.
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I just got an XP1 on my 30 gallon and noticed a big difference between it and my old HOB.

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