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  1. #11

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    0 Not allowed!
    +1 to double the filtration. Another + 1 to QT

    why does it say it has a max of an 80 gallon tank.
    mine is alittle under 50.
    The short version is that the real world effectiveness of your filter is roughly half of what it says on the box, And here's why:

    Generally speaking, A filters flow rate is tested with no media in them. This is obviously not how a filter is run in the real world so when you add media the flow is limited.
    When that media gets gunked up as is par for the course [But that's also when it is effective] the filters actual flow capacity retreats even farther from the laboratory conditions that the print copy on the box claims.
    Make sense?

    Floss is good Bio-max would be better IMO.

    I repeat:
    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    'Messed up', What does that mean?

    Any major parameter differences between the shops and you? Can you detail your acclimation process for us?
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    Pleco's do not belong in new tanks, either. They nearly always starve to death. I doubt he got stuck. They get in and out of very small places but he probably died and just ended up where he was due to water movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    +1 to double the filtration. Another + 1 to QT


    The short version is that the real world effectiveness of your filter is roughly half of what it says on the box, And here's why:

    Generally speaking, A filters flow rate is tested with no media in them. This is obviously not how a filter is run in the real world so when you add media the flow is limited.
    When that media gets gunked up as is par for the course [But that's also when it is effective] the filters actual flow capacity retreats even farther from the laboratory conditions that the print copy on the box claims.
    Make sense?

    Floss is good Bio-max would be better IMO.

    I repeat:
    ill def double the filtration then.. I dont want to lose any more fish. it had me pretty sad yesterday.
    Freshwater tropical tank
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    Tank specs are 55 gallon
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    4-serpent tetras
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    1- pearlscale gourami
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    1- red claw crab

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    good luck, Allen. I hope things get straightened away soon.
    It's always hard to lose a fish.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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