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Hello! I was if this little guy will be able to sustain a 10 gallon aquarium? It has only 57 GPH and that's what wavers my decision.

Aqueon Internal Filter

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Current filter: 1 Aquaclear 50 (but it is too powerful and too loud)

Stocking: 5 Rummynose
4 Cherry Shrimp
2 Ghost Shrimp
2 Assasin Snails
1 Flower Shrimp
 

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I ran one of those filters on a 5 gal. (the Aqueon bowfront LED kit) with excellent success. I actually had to turn it down quite a bit as it was turning the tank into a whirlpool! For a short time the tank was housing two guppies, a swordtail, two tiger barbs and two corys but the system had no issues at all and I kept up on the water changes.

I recently tore down that tank and moved the barbs and sword into my 20hex and the corys into a newly set up (and my first planted) 20H tank. I ran that little filter on the 20H (set wide open) for a week or so with the two guppies and it did fine. It moves a pretty good amount of water. Now the 20H has the Fluval C3 (and the rest of my corys) from a 10 gal that I also took down. The 5 and 10 gal. will stick around for "backup" or QT use now.

The only complaint I have about the filter is the cost of the cartridges ($10/pair retail). They are quite small, but overall the filter has a decent amount of surface area for bio-filtration considering it's size. The filter is also silent, so it is perfect for a bedroom tank.

Chris
 
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