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scottingj 12-26-2008 05:44 PM

75 Gallon Freshwater Filtration
I'm in the process of setting up a 75 gallon freshwater tank. Will a Eheim Professional II 2028 be sufficient filtration for a tank that won't have a super heavy fish load or should I add additional filtration? I'm beginning to question myself whether it will be enough. If more makes sense, any recommendations for the additional filtration: another canister, HOB? I appreciate your advice and I know the fish will.


WisFish 12-26-2008 06:39 PM

That filter should work fine with a 75 gal tank under a normal fish load. I've heard the filer should turn the tank water over 3-5 times per hour per gallon. This filter would turn the water over about 3.7 times per hour.

Oldman47 12-27-2008 03:00 PM

The water turnover rate is less important than the media volume in the filter. If the canister is roomy, it will be fine at 3.7

scottingj 12-28-2008 02:30 PM

Thanks for your advice; I appreciate it!

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