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Thread: Adding a filter

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    Thinking of adding a 2nd filter to our 20 gallon tank before we add any more fish. I have been using aqadvisor.com to help with figuring out what my tank can hold and such and it is recommending more filtration before adding any more fish. We currently have a marineland penguin 150. I was thinking of adding an additional penguin 100 which would for sure cover what I need but is there something else I should think hard about going for? Or staying away from? I was wanting to to go the 2 filter route since my tank is cycled and I don't want to lose what is on the bio wheel in my current filter.

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    I'm a big fan of using multiple filters on a tank. I would suggest adding a second one, but I would recommend a AC50 or AC30 instead. You can add a second filter without having to worry about it negatively effecting the exsisting filter.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    If I keep my penquin 150 and added an AC50 I would have plenty of filtration but would that cause a crazy amount of water movement? And if so is that bad for the fish?

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    That all depends on your fish

    You can adjust the strength of the flow on a AC HOB filter, or you can use the below as well.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...light=diverter
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    We have black neon tetras, serpae tetras, and julii cats. Thinking about adding some cardinal tetras or some harlequin rasboras.

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    That might be too much current with that AC50 even with the flow turned down with the fish you have. An AC30 might be a better choice for a second filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    I'm a big fan of using multiple filters on a tank. I would suggest adding a second one, but I would recommend a AC50 or AC30 instead. You can add a second filter without having to worry about it negatively effecting the exsisting filter.

    Cliff, at what volume does one switch from one or two HOB's to a Canister Filter or one of each?

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