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rand98989 02-13-2007 07:13 AM

magnum H. O. T. 250 filter
I have a 20 gallon tank, am considering using the HOT 250 magnum filter on this tank,, would this be to much filter for my 20 gallon?

magic_marty 02-13-2007 05:59 PM

from what i read and my experience you can never over filter a tank.
we have a magnum 350 on a 20g and it stays crystal clear.
i think it would work out great to put it on a 20..

musho3210 02-13-2007 06:52 PM

there is no such thing as over filtration, the only problem with this high filtration is the whirlpool effect which pumps water so fast that the fish are constantly whirled around in a whirlpool. If you are going to have a high water pump get river fish that like a high current. IMO go for the filter, it will do you good

herefishy 02-13-2007 06:55 PM

A HOT250 may have too much output. I do agree that more filtration is better, I would also like to say that the fish may have trouble swimming about with such current. Gobies would undoubtedly enjoy a swift flow. I don't know that a gourami could hold his bubble nest together,though.

musho3210 02-13-2007 07:11 PM

danios love a fast current, as well as most catfish (with few exceptions). If your type of fish comes from a river generally it likes fast current, if it comes from a lake it will like a slower current

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