03-30-2014, 09:48 PM
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Can you explain how it does not catch as much particulate waste? If it doesn't then perhaps you are in fact using a canister with no media . And I'll add.. I almost always have more then 1 filter on an aquarium that together are collectively running at this rate . Outputs and intakes all strategically placed . A lot of my filters have ceramic prefilter then increasingly more dense foam then the biomedia, carbon(which really isn't often if ever replaced ) and then something for water polishing. All I have to do is look at my tanks to know the gph is absolutely not impeding my filtration effectiveness ... Quite the opposite .. Then cleaning the filter... When I open the bottom valve(on ones setup like that ) you see what was being taken out of the water column. Then go through the media from where the water flows in to where it flows out.. I see that my biomedia is relatively particle free .. Which means the BB has more contact with the water flowing through.
When I kept my African tank at something like 7x turnover is wasn't as clean as with 3 canisters running 12.5x . Messy messy fish
Now on the absolutely absurd side of things I do have a 6gallon with a betta running at somewhere no less the 25x ... Overkill absolutely lol. I'll admit he doesn't love swimming right in front if the output but otherwise not bothered by it. That tank I can and have neglected for months on end . Stays clean and pretty like a bedside tank should . I'm probably a little more Jaysee-ish with that tank
. I'll clean the filter perhaps a couple times a year at best. Sent from Petguide.com App
Last edited by Agent13; 03-30-2014 at 09:51 PM..