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30 Gallon Tank - Canister Filter?
Old 02-09-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
 
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30 Gallon Tank - Canister Filter?

Hello

I have a 30 gallon (30" L X 15" W X 16" H) tank which currently holds 4 Yellow Lab cichlids. Now the problem I'm facing with this tank is that the water doesn't appear to be clear at all. It's quite murky. I was wondering if I should get a canister filter for this tank perhaps?

Also, since it's a 30 gallon tank I was thinking will a canister filter be too much for it? The lowest power canister available where I live is the Dolphin C-1000 canister filter which has a maximum flow rate of 900 L/H, I can however adjust the intake and outtake of the filter.

Will getting the canister filter be a better option in keeping tank water clearer? Please advice.

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Old 02-09-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
 
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I personally don't have any experience with canister filters, but I have a 30 gallon and I just have 2 hang on the back filters, aquaclear 30 and 50. When I was only running the 30 my tank was a little murky but with two it's perfect. It's an idea to consider anyway.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
 
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Hello Backer,

Unfortunately AC filters are not available in India so I can't use them.

Can someone tell me if I can use the Dolphin C-1000 canister filter on my tank?
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
 
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I would use a canister. They are superior to HOBs in every way.... you wont be disappointed.

How long has the tank been set up for?
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:10 PM   #5
 
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I would use a canister. They are superior to HOBs in every way.... you wont be disappointed.

How long has the tank been set up for?
Hello Jaysee

The tank has been setup for well over 5 months now. Will the canister be too powerful for the tank as it has a flow rate of 900 L/H?
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:24 PM   #6
 
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My canisters turn the water over close to 10 times an hour - I really don't think it's too much.
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