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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-17-2006, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Good enough filtartion?

Just inherited a 75 gallon aquarium. Came with a Magnum Canister filter, but it was old and sounded like a jet engine. So i threw on a Whisper Advanced PF 20-40 as well as a Whisper Advanced PF 30-60. Is this adequate?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 12:37 AM
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Assuming that this is, or will be a planted tank, I'd say it would work, but far from optimal.

HOB filters cause a lot of surface movement which outgasses CO2 (if you add/plan on adding CO2). As plants grow, they will inhibit the flow, and while you still get enough surface agitation, circulation in lower parts of the tank will be minimal.

The filters you mention work with cartridges, which often equals very small filtration capacity. That in turn leads to fast clogging and need for frequent maintenance.

All in all, you would probably get better filtration with a canister filter.


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