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    Hey there!

    I'm new to fish keeping and in my research of aquarium hobbiest/forums, I've heard that an O needs a lot of filtration. I have a question about that, I have my O in a 40 Breeder (36x18x12), which i heard/read is fine (I'm willing to use it as a grow out tank.), I have 2 20 gallon sponge fillters, a canister filter (Sun Sun HW 302) and a 10 gal sump. Is that too much filtration? Thank you so much for your help.

    - John

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    You can't really over filter a tank. You can however have too much flow.

    If everyone is OK with the amount of flow in the tank, you're absolutely fine.

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    not sure what the sun sun turnover rate is and "rated capacity is"
    but if you add up all the filters and combine-then 1/2 everything. ideally you'll be at 10xgph of tank size, and 1x "rated gallons"
    ex: all my filters added up: 210gallons and like 900gph, so really they are running at 110gallons/450gph on my 45gallon, so im properly filtered

    a 40b can support 1 O for a grow out tank....but in a very short amount of time.
    if you give him proper space, he'll get to 8 inches in about 6 months, so i hope you have a 75 + gallon waiting.

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    mizz is right on. That Oscar should have a 75 in a short time. They require good filtering because they are big fish with a lot of waste.

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    Thank you so much for all the help!
    The Sun Sun has a 264gph and my sump has a 140gph (small pump) and, here is my next question, how would i be able to calculate the gph of my 2 20gal sponge filters? I'm using a 75-150 gal air pump on them. Once again thank you so much for the help. AND I'm getting a great deal on a 125 gal tank! So hopefully soon!

    -John

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    a 40b can support 1 O for a grow out tank....but in a very short amount of time.
    if you give him proper space, he'll get to 8 inches in about 6 months, so i hope you have a 75 + gallon waiting.
    IME - This is dead on accurate .

    + 1 about needing a bigger tank soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by jhstokes111 View Post
    here is my next question, how would i be able to calculate the gph of my 2 20gal sponge filters?
    Personally, I wouldn't bother adding them to the equation. Just consider them to be bonus additional Bio-media since that is effectively how they function.

    You still require adequate filtration.

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1391478799.955258.jpg
    I just added another filter to my old grow out tank. My wife fell in love with oscars so we started her an oscar tank. I like the recirculating design so it cuts the flow but not the GPH and the bio media is in a mesh bag so when the sponge gets clogged or the carbon needs replaced the BB does not all get thrown out like some all-in-one cartridge filters. The water in her 55gal stays crystal clear and low watt pump can run off a small inverter in case of power failure.
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