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Whisper Power Filter
I bought a new tank today. It's 38 gallons and was a kit from All-Glass. Interestingly, the included Whisper Power Filter is Model 30, which as near as I can tell, is only rated for tanks of 20-30 gallons. Do I buy a bigger filter or add a second one? It seems strange that the included filter wouldn't be large enough for tank capacity.
Aside from the opinions on which filter to buy (I've had equal success with everything from top fin filters to bio-wheels) I would go for the two filter method. This would give you a level of backup if one failed (you'd still have one functional filter until you could replace the broken one) or was otherwise out of commission. It also gives you a steady supply of biological filtration if for some reason you ever had to completely clean out one of the filters. It would also provide you an easy way to "over-filter" the water...ie having more filtration capacity than is strictly neccessary for the sized tank (I have one 30gal rated filter and one 50gal rated filter on my 37 gallon tank). The more filtration the better off the fish will be.
I use aqua clear filters most of the time these days....right combo of price and performance for me...while I'd love to fire up huge biowheels or expensive canister filters on my tanks I don't have the money for it. Aqua clear filters work very well and are not overly expensive.
Originally Posted by Nanoguy
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