Should I Upgrade My Filter Pump? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 17
Should I Upgrade My Filter Pump?

Hi all!

I recently bought my first ever tank and it just finished its cycle last week. Its a Juwel Rio 125L LED (33 gal) with a Juwel Bioflow 3.0 M with a flow rate of 500 l/hr (turnover is 4 x/hr). As you can see below, my tank is mid-heavily planted with a variety of plant species. I also dose Seachem Excel, Flourish and Potassium. I have no CO2 injection. I plan to keep 15 cardinals, 2 pearl gourami, 2 german blue rams, 5 ottos and 4 amano shrimp.

NOW, Juwel have an Eccoflow pump that can increase my flow rate to 1000L/hr increasing my turnover to 8 x/hr and would cost me just under $60 and I am strongly considering making the investment. However, I heard that plants prefer lower flow rates since higher flow rates can oxygenate the water. Would 8 x/hr do that?

Basically, would you recommend I change the filter to the Eccoflow 1000?

Looking forward to hearing back!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0001.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	278.6 KB
ID:	881691  

Kareem Monzer is online now  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium (including Planted Tanks) librarygirl General Planted Tank Discussion 13 06-06-2017 08:03 PM
Pump Power/Output and Filter Circulation Moonfish85 Equipment 6 04-12-2017 07:39 PM
Eheim Professional 4+ Immortal1 Equipment 11 06-01-2016 12:49 AM
Priming Eheim 2217 Filter happybats Equipment 21 02-03-2014 10:40 PM
Upgrade light or filter first? h2oaggie Equipment 6 03-29-2011 08:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome