Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Default (Warning: Possibly Stupid Question :P) HOB Filtration


    0 Not allowed!
    Once again, possibly stupid question: What differentiates a 10gal HOB filter vs 40gal HOB filter? Other than the obvious, size and price. Does one use more power than the other? If so, could you switch out the 40gal hob filter power source and insert into a 10gal hob filter, would that make the 10gal hob filter into a 40gal hob filter? Please bare with my noobness! Just curious of how it works. And most people on here are more experienced than ppl at petstores. so that's why i'm asking. Once again, Thank you!

    May good fish keeping be ever in your favor :P

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It is the capacity for holding the beneficial bacteria as well as the flow that matters so to answer your question: No that would not be the upgrade you are thinking of.

    You would increase it's flow rate but not it's capacity for holding beneficial bacteria [& you would need more bacteria to handle the bio-load in a larger tank]

    Another relevant point is that filters are generally good for approximately HALF their rating meaning that a filter rated for "up to 40G" is actually only adequate for a 20 tank.

    This is due to the wonderful manufacturer trick of testing their filters under laboratory condition's with no media in them [No EFFECTIVE filter in the real world runs this way]

    SO.. Once you add filter media {The flow slows & that media immediately starts clogging - The flow slows even further] you end up with a filter that is running at roughly half the rated capacity.

    Hope this helps.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    You've done it again Agent 11 :) Thank you.
    May good fish keeping ever be in your favo

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •