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Correct filter for my 40g breeder?

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Hi guys,

A quick advice from the experienced folks!

I am starting an aquascape with my 40gal breeder.

I have decided to get a Marineland 220 canister filter.

What is your opinion on my choice? will it be under filtered / any other preferred filters for this size of tank?

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Marineland recommends the 220 for tanks up to 55 gallons. I tend to cut the estimates in half because the manufacturers estimations of filtration requirements are optimistic at best. I'd get either a bigger filter for that tank or a second filter. The Eheim 2217 is a fine choice as is a SunSun HW-304B but there are many other excellent choices out there as well depending on what is available where you are.
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