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  1. #1

    Question Is Too Much Filtration Possible?

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    Is it possibe to have too much filtration?

    On my 37 gallon I have:
    Power filter for a 55-75 gallon tank
    Power filter for a 20 Gallon tank (off my 10 gallon that cracked)
    Dual air sponge filter

    Is this too much or is more the better?

    All fits good on back of my tank, looks good and all is running good.

    I decided to go ahead and add my filter from my 10 gallon that cracked so if I need a cycled filter in a pinch Ill have one.

    I just wanted to make sure Im not over loading my 37 gallon tank.

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    you can never have enough filtration IMO, but if the flow is disturbing the natural behaviour of your fish, it might be time to scale back.

    I have 2x AC110s, FX5, and 55g wet/dry sump on my 190g. works great.
    Last edited by Crispy; 05-09-2012 at 01:02 PM.
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    Nope over filtration is non-existent. More filtration the better, less toxins = happier healthier fishes

    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Agree. Over filtration is not possible but over-flow is. Fish don't want to be knocked around the tank by the flow but in your case that will not happen.

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    Agreed with the above all. Most likely you'd have to divert the falls with some kind of break water to slow the water flows if the fish are getting knocked around too much. But over filtration, no way!!!

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    One of my 22.5g breeder tanks - with plecos - has an AC110, an AC30 and an Eheim ECCO 2232. Plecos are happy. Small tetra size fish are happy and the single adult angel fish is happy. The filters are set up to push water toward each other to clean up after the plecos. They are high bio load feeders.

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    If the current gets too strong, it can be adjusted quite easily. Aquaclears have a flow control valve at the top that can be opened up wide or closed down as far as you want to regulate flow. Other brands probably have their own means of controlling the flow.

    Aside from that, no, you can't have too much filtration. The more the better, especially if it's all working well.

    Prefilter sponges on the intake tubes are an added plus.

    Aside from keeping the water clean, increased flow from multiple filters helps keep the water well oxygenated. That can only be good for the fish ...

    -- mermaidwannabe
    20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

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    nah you cant over do it, Im sure you'll be fine, I cant imagine the small 10G filter is pushing your fish around to much, you can probably lower the flow rate of the bigger filter if you want to.
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