Originally Posted by Jayy
It says that with the fish I have and filter a Marineland penguin 350B( goes up to 70 gallons) that I need another filter. When plugged in the Marineland emperor 400( which goes up to 80 gallons) it said that was a fine amount of filtration. Why did it say that? Whats wrong with the penguin?
When it comes to Marineland filters, penguins seem to be widely known to have a lower filtration level...however I hear once you go to the emperor filters they are much better.
I have a penguin on my larger tank, I hated it, I kept it on and added an AquaClear 50 to work with it. (So I have like 80 gals worth of filtration on my 29 gal tank).
Also, on aqadvisor, they only use something like 65% (?) of that particular brand of filter's power and specs to give room for any inconsistancies with the manufactures' specs on their filters.
On aqadvisor, when I plugged in what I wanted in my new 15 gal it said I needed more filtrations (and it has 30 gal worth on it now) but it only had me at 94% stocked...so I think they might be giving a lot less credit to filters than they could. Not to mention, they dont account for any live plants. And they have no way to know what kind of filter media you use in your filter except for the cartridges recommended to be used by that brand's filter line.